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Giant Cockatiel
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Cacatuoidea
Family: Cacatuidae
Genus: Nymphicus
Species: N. grandis
Binomial name
Nymphicus grandis
Travis, 2311

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


The Giant Cockatiel resembles the Common Cockatiel but is slightly larger, at 15–16.7 in (38–42 cm) long and with a wingspan of 19–21 in (48–53 cm) an with a weight of 4–4.25 oz (113–120 g); with the males are larger than females. They are grey-brown in colour with a distinctive crest, large, white shoulder patch; lemon forehead, crest, face, throat and cheeks with orange cheek patches. Females have pale yellow face and dull orange cheek patches; grey crest; rump, uppertail barred pale yellow.[2]

Domestic Giant Cockatiels come in yellow and white (lutino), pied, pearl and varieties without orange cheek patches. Albinos are very rare and more often found as pets.

Similar species


This species is mostly granivorous, but is sometimes frugivorous and insectivorous.



A rolling weero-weero...[2] not unlike the Cockatiel, but deeper and softer.




  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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