Superb Cockatiel

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Superb Cockatiel
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Cacatuidae
Genus: Nymphicus
Species: N. superbis
Binomial name
Nymphicus superbis
Travis, 2308

Superb Cockatiel or the Glossy Cockatiel, Nymphicus superbis is a species of cockatiel found throughout Europa. It is closely related to the Common Cockatiel and may have evolved from it.

Description[edit]

The Superb Cockatiel resembles the Common Cockatiel, but is smaller at 10–11.5 in (25–29 cm) long and with a wingspan of 18–20 in (46–51 cm) an with a weight of 2–3 oz (57–85 g). It closely resembles the Cockatiel but is darker, with a glossy plumage on the back and wings, black wings and large white shoulder patch and orange cheek patches. Males have a lemon-yellow head, throat, crest, face, and cheeks, while the females faces are pale yellow with dull orange cheek patches.[2] The glossy iridescence depends on the angle of the light and may not be seen when the bird is in the shade; when seen however, it is a lustrous and glossy bright pink, purple and oil-green.

Domestic Superb Cockatiels are white and yellow (lutino), pied, pearl and some without orange cheek patches but all varieties have the glossy back and wings.

Similar species[edit]

Behaviour[edit]

Diet[edit]

Calls[edit]

A rolling weero-weero...[2] not unlike the Cockatiel, but harsher.

Reproduction[edit]

Distribution/habitat[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Future IUCN
  2. ^ a b Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5.

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