Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Cockatiel


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Nymphicus hollandicus
PROFILE:

Did you know that males will incubate eggs during the day and females will incubate eggs at night? This popular and well recognized bird can be found in Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing located in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. They are very friendly and will sit on your shoulder, head, or arm. They especially enjoy the seed sticks guests can purchase!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Psittaciformes (parrots)
NATIVE TO:
Australia
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 35 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Pairs; large flocks
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