from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small crested Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus) having gray and yellow plumage.
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- n. A small, rather atypical cockatoo with a distinctive pointed yellow crest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small gray and white Australian parrot (Leptolophus hollandicus, formerly Calopsitta Novæ-Hollandiæ) with a prominent crest; the male has bright yellow cheeks and crest, but the female has only a pale yellow in the face; -- it is so called from its note.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small grey Australian parrot with a yellow crested head
Zeus wasn't Laurie's first bird; she started with a cockatiel and worked her way up to Zeus, as she succumbed to what she calls "larger-bird" lust.
The joke is that the cockatiel "is supposed to sing, but of course he doesn't," Slayden says.
Brought in by Ford's prop designer Marie Schneggenburger from a parrot rescue organization called Phoenix Landing, the 10-year-old cockatiel pals were given up by previous owners.
A border collie, three pitbulls, three cats, a rabbit and a cockatiel were found dead after a neighbor called authorities; three severely emaciated dogs were still alive.
They also have a cockatiel, two cats, a turtle and three goldfish.
We have a pet cockatiel, and on more than one occasion Seth has helped rescue him when he thought he might get into harm's way.
People tear up when they fear the end is near for their aged dog or cat, cockatiel or ferret.
CONAN: Of course you do, and in this case, in a long series of books, sort of you've got your stock characters, including the cockatiel and the cat, but you've also got an interesting take.
Clearly, the cockatiel training CD had seen no play time in my absence.
From the first time I did it, raising chicks in my office seemed perfectly normal to me; I showered in the morning with a cockatiel, slept with a dog, and spent many sunny summer hours lying in a field with a pig.