Posted July 26, 2017 14:43:31
Footage of a group of corellas taking turns to spin on a rooftop whirlybird air vent in Perth has provoked surprise and delight on social media.
The quartet was captured by an ABC Radio Perth listener in Caversham on Perth’s eastern fringe.
Perth naturalist and bird expert Eric McCrum said the corellas, along with other types of cockatoos, were instinctively playful.
“Because they are communal you always see corellas in groups, and community invites games,” he said.
Although he has never seen play like this before, Mr McCrum said it was entirely in character.
“Often they go to lawns and bite off the succulent part of the grass and lie on their backs — it’s just …