World first, galah breeds with cockatiel

This hybrid parrot, known as a Galatiel, is the first ever cross between a galah and a cockatiel.

It was bred accidentally by Nikki Wann, who lives at Brewarrina in outback Australia.

She had five female cockatiels, six male cockatiels and a 12-year-old male galah in an aviary together.

When she walked past the cage one day she noticed the unusual baby on a perch, took it inside and made it a pet.

The bird is slightly larger than a cockatiel.