Cockatiel Handbook

The Cockatiel Handbook

Cockatiels appeared to Johann Georg Wagler like nymphs. These gray, camouflaged birds perhaps sung to him like the nymphs in Ancient Greek mythology were known to do, and maybe this is why they are named as such. He then dubbed them in binomial nomenclature, Nymphicus hollandicus, or the Nymphs of New Holland. New Holland was the name of the first colonizers…