The cockatiel is the only small parrot with a head crest.
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.