It's easy to get confused when you're dealing with life and that's not just a human issue, but also one for birds based on a new video I've found involving a Missouri cockatiel who thinks he's a woodpecker.

Here's what this bird's owner said about this confused little guy:

A woodpecker would occasionally perch outside my dining room window. One morning he was there, and I decided to put my Cockatiel Chico on the ledge to see what he would do. Once he saw the woodpecker tapping, he started tapping too! He loves to tap on things!

Can't blame the bird for wanting to emulate the free bird (no Lynyrd Skynyrd pun intended) on the other side of the window. This happened in Camdenton, Missouri, by the way.

For the sake of this little bird, here are the definitions behind the species as provided by Wikipedia:

The cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as weiro bird, or quarrion, is a small parrot that is a member of its own branch of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia. They are prized as household pets and companion parrots throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed.

Woodpeckers are part of the family Picidae, that also includes the piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers. Members of this family are found worldwide, except for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extreme polar regions.

Gotta admire this cockatiel's desire to expand his horizons although I'm guessing he'll end up with a headache if he continues the woodpecker dreaming.

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