Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)

Nomads on the search for water

Cockatiels are nomads, always looking for food and water. Their breeding season is dependent on rain: Breeding starts with the beginning of the rainy season. Only during this time, they find enough food to raise their offspring. If the rainy season lasts for a longer period, they breed more than once in quick succession.
Cockatiels are monogamous, even in large flocks. Cockatiel pairs keep in close proximity while foraging or flying.

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Category: Birds

Size: Beak tail 32 cm; Wingspan 48 cm

Age: 25 years

Sexually mature: with 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 threatened

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