The Nymphicus hollandicus (scientific name) or cockatiel is a bird from the cockatoo family, found in the scrublands and wetlands of Australia. Only 12-13 inches in length, this bird is known for its bright head crest. The belly, chest and underparts in general are grey-coloured, while the back is darker, and the wings are dark grey with a white outer line of feathers. The male has a bright yellow head with red spots on its cheeks, while the female has a duller grey head, with red cheeks. The tail feathers are grey, with yellow banded outer feathers. Its diet is comprised of fruits, grains, seeds, etc. An average clutch has 4-6 eggs which are incubated by both parents. Its IUCN listing is the LEAST CONCERN.

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