Nymphicus hollandicus

Bird | Australia

Animal Info

Cockatiels are nomadic and will move from place to place as food and water sources become more or less prevalent. They are social birds and are often seen paired, in flocks of up to 100 individuals.

Cockatiels are members of the parrot family and can mimic human speech, but do much better imitating sounds like bells and whistles.

The cockatiel is the smallest, and one of the most widely spread species in the cockatoo family. Just like humans, cockatiels are the only living species in their genus.


In the wild: Seeds, grains, and insects

At the Zoo: Cockatiel seed mixture, Mazuri brand small bird diet, and diced produce


Arid or semi-arid regions with plenty of cover such as trees, always near a water source

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – least concern