So I thought I would write a little information and provide some picture of some different types of popular bird species found in the wild and captivity
Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus)
These birds are originally from Australia with some accidental migration into Tasmania. In the wild, they can be found in 10–50 birds per flock. Breeding season varies on location–in southern Australia, it is from August to December; in the north, it is at the end of rainy season; and in central Australia, it is after rainfalls. They forage for food on the ground and eat seeds grasses, herbs, fruits, berries and millet. Cockatiels are very common pet birds in the United states. They can be found in a variety of colors, are very social and can be prolific egg layers.
Budgerigars aka budgies (Melopsttacus undulatus)
These birds are originally from Australia. They tend to live in grassy terrain and open country and they feed on seeds, grasses and herbs and tend to be active in morning and late afternoon. Breeding season in southern Australia is from August to January and in the north from June to September. In captivity, budgies have been bred for color as well, size and other characteristics that now define them as American vs English budgies. The most striking is the size difference. However, these birds are the same species and can be bred together. Budgies can be very social, mimic words and sounds, and have a personality much larger than their diminutive size.
English budgie is on the left, American on the right.
Quaker Parrot aka Monk Parrot (Myiopsitta monachus)
These birds are originally from Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. They have also been introduced in Puerto Rico and there are also wild colonies that are now living throughout the United States, including California, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island, New York. They live in areas of open forests, scrubland, and orchards. They can live in groups of 10 to 100 brids and make large colnial nests with each pair having its own breeding chamber. In captivity, they can be destructive and loud, but they are also affectionate and mimic words and sounds.
Conure: To be continued in its own post as there many types of conures that are of interest.
Most of the facts of this blog was from: Encyclopedia of Parakeets by Kurt Kolar and Karl Heinz Spitzer. 1990
The pictures were borrowed from the world wide web.