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Cockatiel

Collared Flycatcher
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  • Periparus ater
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About the Cockatiel

Also known as: Quarrion, Weero

Cockatiels are native to Australia and are the smallest of the cockatoo family. They originate from the outback regions of inland Australia, and favor the Australian wetlands, scrublands, and bush lands. The cockatiel's distinctive pointed yellow crest is held erect when startled or excited, while a crest slightly tilted indicates a relaxed state of mind. Male cockatiels are very protective and nurturing of their offspring and are known to be very capable of raising their newborns if the mother is unable to.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Nymphicus hollandicus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Nymphicus
  • N. hollandicus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 January 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
12 to 13 inches
Range Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • Korela Chocholatá (Czech)
  • Nymfeparakit (Danish)
  • Valkparkiet (Dutch)
  • Neitokakadu (Finnish)
  • Calopsitte élégante (French)
  • Nymphensittich (German)
  • Calopsitte (Italian)
  • オカメインコ (Okameinko) (Japanese)
  • Nymfeparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Nimfa (Polish)
  • Нимфовый попугайчик (Russian)
  • Ninfas o Carolinas (Spanish)
  • Nymfparakit (Swedish)

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