Parrots | Cockatiel > in flight | resting & roosting | water & waterholes ◦

Although Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) are widespread across mainland Australia and live in a variety of habitats, the Cockatiels are often found in inland habitats, in arid and semi-arid regions, and especially where they have access to water such as waterholes, lakes or rivers.

We hope you enjoy the following photos of cockatiels at water holes and other water sources in Central Australia, Northern Territory.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Cacatuidae
  • Subfamily: Nymphicinae
  • Genus: Nymphicus
  • Species: N. hollandicus
  • Binomial name: Nymphicus hollandicus