Biloela Wild Cockatoos

Biloela Wild Cockatoos series by Leila Jeffreys.

'Little Stevie' Little Corella

'Little Stevie' Little Corella


©Leila Jeffreys 2012
Photograph on archival fibre based cotton rag paper
112 x 89 cm, 44 x 35 inch

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Little Corellas are playful and cheeky. They have powerful screeches and screams just like Little Stevie Wright of 1960s Australian rock sensations, The Easybeats.

Little Stevie the Little Corella is a handsome devil. He has beautiful white feathers with tiny splashes of colour. He stood tall and was a very composed bird. I started seeing him as a feathered dandy. He had elegant, beautiful little legs in a pair of white stovepipe trousers with a matching white fitted suit jacket and white shirt. When Little Corellas play, they become very noisy. They have conversations with each other and show off by hanging themselves upside-down with their feet, beaks or both. So, although he dresses smartly, like all Little Corellas, Little Stevie loves nothing more than hanging upside down from branches and screaming – sending his crowd wild.