Origin: Austrailia

Latin Name: Nymphicus hollandicu

Habitat: Open woodland, savannah and orchards

Diet: Seed, vegetables and fruit

Lifespan: 20 years.

Average Size: Height: 33 cm., Weight: 90 grams


The cockatiel is the smallest and most widespread species of cockatoo.  They are largely grey with a yellow face, orange cheek patches and wispy crest.  They are known to cover large areas of ground in the wild and roam irregularly from place to place in search of food and water.