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Cockatiel

By butterflydiva72    
Take at The Walk In Bird Aviary in Canberra at Gold Creek.

The Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as the Quarrion and the Weiro, is the smallest cockatoo endemic to Australia. They are prized as a household pet and companion parrot throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the Budgerigar.

The cockatiel is the only member of the genus Nymphicus. It was previously considered a crested parrot or small cockatoo; however, more recent molecular studies have assigned it to the Cockatoo subfamily Calyptorhynchinae (commonly known as Dark Cockatoos). It is, therefore, now classified as the smallest of the Cacatuidae (Cockatoo family). Cockatiels are native to the outback regions of inland Australia, and favour the Australian wetlands, scrublands, and bush lands.

Tags: Birds Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 2:41AM
a wonderful well framed capture, love the pose
Neil
3 Feb 2012 3:47AM
thank you very much Neil!
Rock 19 10 2 England
3 Feb 2012 9:30AM
Fine shot.

Rock
3 Feb 2012 10:02AM
Thank you Rock!
Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
3 Feb 2012 5:20PM
A great pose. Ann
3 Feb 2012 10:28PM
Thank you kindly Ann.

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