Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Did You Know?

Male cockatiels are better at talking and whistling than female cockatiels. In the wild the male cockatiel uses sound to attract females.

All about Cockatiel

Order:
Psittaciformes
Family:
Cacatuidae
Group:
Nymphicus
Lifespan:
10 to 20 years
Gestation:
18 to 21 days, 1 or 2 eggs
Habitat:
Arid and semi-arid grasslands and farmlands
Diet:
Grass, seeds, fruit and insects
Conservation Status:
Least Concern

Fun Facts!

One trait all cockatiels Nymphicus hollandicus have in common is a large, recurved crest which is erected during times of excitement or fear. Cockatiels share this trait with cockatoos and it has long been assumed that cockatiels must be biologically related to the cockatoo.

The males of the species have a bright yellow face with bold orange cheek patches. The females have similar characteristics, but their face plumage is duller and they have barring on the underside of the tail. There are several colour mutations available in today’s aviculture.

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