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The Cockatiel is one of only two species of parrot that have crests and long tails, the other being the Horned Parakeet.
Status in the Wild
Found throughout Australia, mainly in semi-arid regions.
Occurs in semi-arid areas, absent from wetter coastal areas; found in open woodland, acacia scrub, riverine forest, spinifex, farmland, orchards, savannas and along roadsides. Up to 400m (1312 ft).
Appears to be none, in fact, this species appears to have benefited from the addition of artificial watering for agriculture throughout its range.
Feeds mainly on seeds, especially acacias and wheat.
Northern birds are nomadic, southern birds are seasonal migrants.
Clutch and Egg Size:
1 to 7, rounded eggs, 24.5 x 19 mm (0.9 x 0.7 in).
North, April-July; south, August-December.
Links to Other Project(s): http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WR9870105.htm
More Info Sites: http://www.cockatiel.com/