Police searching for owner of cockatiel
By Joan Hunt - Managing Editor
South Windsor - posted Thu., Jul. 5, 2012
On July 4, South Windsor police were notified by a resident of Diane Drive that a cockatiel was wandering about the residential neighborhood. Police and animal control officials responded to the 5:30 p.m. call and collected the bird.
The domesticated bird is being cared for by South Windsor Animal Control Officer Robin Bond, and both she and the SWPD are trying to reunite the cockatiel with its owner. Anyone with information about the cockatiel may call the SWPD at 860-644-2551.
Some information supplied by the police in their communication about the missing bird included the fact that cockatiels, sometimes referred to simply as "tiels," are native to the outback regions of central Australia. The preferred habitat of the cockatiel (nymphicus hollandicus) is the Australian wetlands, scrublands and bush lands. The birds are sociable and generally gentle and they do well in most households. Today, all pet cockatiels are bred in captivity, as Australia no longer permits the export of native wildlife, whether or not is in endangered.