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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nymphicus hollandicus
HABITAT: Found through the interior mainland of Australia.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: A small parrot with yellow and gray crest, it is one of the most wide-spread and smallest of all cockatoos.
DIET: Feeds mostly on the ground on seeds of grasses and herbs; also berries and grain crops (sorghum and sunflowers).
DESCRIPTION: A small Australian parrot with a yellow and gray wispy crest, it is one of the most wide-spread and smallest of all cockatoos. Forehead and face are yellow with an orange cheek spot. Gray plumage set off by prominent white shoulders. Males are a darker gray and have a brighter yellow head than females. Central tail feathers are long and slender. Average body weight 2.8 to 3.5 oz. and length 13 in.
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*Cockatiels are education animal ambassadors, their habitat is not viewable to public as they require privacy when not on program.
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