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Wow! - White face Cockatiel! - NZ - Southland by AndreaEL

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Cockatiels are native to Australia. They have an average Life span of 15 to 20 years. They are sociable and easy to tame. They do well as individuals or as pairs. They have the ability to talk and they like to whistle.
This male is a White-face split to Albino. The Albino is all white with red eyes; while the White-face is a charcoal color with a white face. This is the true color of the cockatiel and the photo has not been adapted to B&W, these cockatiels do not have red on their cheeks. Photo taken Gore Gardens Southland
Panasonic, Lumix Model DMC-FZ35 9 Sept 2010

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    How sweet! These birds are so adorable. Great capture Andrea.

  • Thank you Joyce, the first tame bird I ever owned was one of these, they are wonderful pets.

    – AndreaEL

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 4 years ago

    Lovely story tell Andrea , and great example !!!

  • Thank you so much Trev, appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 4 years ago
    Very inquisitive face Andrea – great write-up and capture.
  • Thank you Roy, they are sweet birds.

    – AndreaEL

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    Ever Cool I am learning so much from you! He sure is a beauty! Awesome Capture!

  • Thank you Rose, I too am learning so much through RB, and it is great to share the information with others. The internet is a wonderful place.

    – AndreaEL

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 4 years ago

    Nice, crisp image and marvelous expression – he’s definitlely checking you out! I once had a couple of cockatiels. Smart birds, like all parrot family members.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment Carl, they sure are smart birds.

    – AndreaEL

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    magnificent capture, he is so beautiful.

  • Thank you so much Kathy I really appreciate your comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird.

  • Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    A Beautiful capture sweetheART ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • What a wonderful comment, thank you so much, that is so sweet.

    – AndreaEL

    WOBBLYMOLover 4 years ago

    he is beautiful, i used to breed these birds in many different shades years ago, i have a bird at home i reared from the egg as is was layed on the floor and left, he is now 24 years young,

  • Thank you. They are wonderful birds, I used to breed them in South Africa, but now have Dela the Galah, 4 years, and Sunshine the sun conure, 10 months. What type of bird do you have?

    – AndreaEL

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    What a pretty bird this is, never saw one like this.

  • Thank you Viv.

    – AndreaEL

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