Wild Goschen Cockatiels

I saw my first wild Cockatiel at Goschen Bushland Reserve on the weekend. I have seen a Cockatiel on the road near the You Yangs previously but I had assumed it was an injured escapee. The birds on the weekend were true wild Cockatiels. They were easier to approach than the other local parrots and cockatoos and were beautiful in flight, wide wings, flashing white markings and a lovely call which was easy to pick out amongst the other birds calling at the reserve. I found this little family a few times over the three days that I visited the reserve. A highlight of the trip north into the mallee country

Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

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Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

I found a small family flock of 4 including an immature Cockatiel

Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

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Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

Feeding on the new spring growth

Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

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Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

Immature Cockatiel, Goschen Bushland Reserve, Goschen, Victoria

2 responses to “Wild Goschen Cockatiels

  1. Cockatiel, who knew they were wild. I need to get out into the world. Very nice.

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    • yeah and pretty widespread but not very common in my southern state, prefers drier, hotter more arid zones and is quite a common aviary bird. I was pretty pleased to see this wild flock. Next I need to track down wild budgies…

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