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Origin:  Australia Scientific Name: Nymphicus hollandicus
The cockatiel is the smallest member of the cockatoo family.
The face of the male cockatiel is yellow or white, while the face of the female is primarily grey or light grey. Both males and females have a round orange area on their ears, often referred to as “cheddar cheeks.”
Cockatiels can be taught to sing specific melodies and speak many words and phrases.
The cockatiel’s distinctive erectile crest expresses the animal’s emotional state. The crest is dramatically vertical when the cockatiel is excited and flattened close to the head when the animal is angry. 
Their long tail feathers roughly make up half of their total length. 
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