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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 August 2007
Scientific Name
Nymphicus hollandicus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Nymphicus
  • N. hollandicus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
12 to 13 inches

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Korela Chocholatá
Danish (Dansk) Nymfeparakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Valkparkiet
Finnish (Suomi) Neitokakadu
French (Français) Calopsitte élégante
German (Deutsch) Nymphensittich
Italian (Italiano) Calopsitte
Japanese (日本語) オカメインコ (Okameinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Nymfeparakitt
Polish (Polski) Nimfa
Russian (русский язык) Нимфовый попугайчик
Spanish (Español) Ninfas o Carolinas
Swedish (Svenska) Nymfparakit
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