The cockatiel also known as miniature cockatoo (Nymphicus hollandicus) is a bird that is a member of its own branch of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia. They are prized as household pets and companion parrots throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the budgerigar.The cockatiel is the only member of the genus Nymphicus. It was previously considered a crested parrot or small cockatoo; however, more recent molecular studies have assigned it to its own subfamily, Nymphicinae. It is, therefore, now classified as the smallest of the Cacatuidae (cockatoo family). Cockatiels are native to Australia, and favour the Australian wetlands, scrublands, and bush lands.
A cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus.
Nymphicus hollandicus, a small, rather atypical cockatoo with a distinctive pointed yellow crest. Comes in many color mutations such as White Face Gray, White Face Pearl, Fallow, Pearl Pied, Cinnamon Pearl, and White Face Pied. Native to Australia but most known in aviculture.
another term for cockatiel
a slender long-crested Australian parrot related to the cockatoos, with a mainly grey body, white shoulders, and a yellow and orange face.
A small gray and white Australian parrot (Leptolophus hollandicus, formerly Calopsitta Novæ-Hollandiæ) with a prominent crest; the male has bright yellow cheeks and crest, but the female has only a pale yellow in the face; - it is so called from its note.
small gray Australian parrot with a yellow crested head