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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Cacatuidae
Subfamily: Calyptorhynchinae
Genus: Nymphicus
Wagler, 1832
Species: N. hollandicus
Binomial name
Nymphicus hollandicus
(Kerr, 1792)

Psittacus hollandicus
Leptolophus hollandicus

Cockatiels are small birds from Australia. Many people have them for a pet. Some cockatiels can repeat words, but most just whistle. Cockatiels live for 15 to 25 years.