Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)

Nomads on the search for water

Cockatiels live a wandering live. They are constantly looking for water and a good supply of food. Their incubation periond depends on the rain. As soon as the rainy season begins they look for breeding caves  because only during this time they find enough food to raise their offspring. If the rainy season lasts for a longer period of time they breed more than once in quick succession.


Category: Birds

Size: beak to tail 32 cm; wingspan 48 cm

Age: 25 years

Sexually mature: after 8 month

gestation period: reproduction: 4-7 eggs, breeding duration: 18-21 days

food: cereals, nuts, fruits, grasses, herbs, seeds

habitat: steppes and semi-deserts of Australia

Danger: not endangered

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