Budgerigar

small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot

The budgerigar (nicknamed budgie) is a small parrot. A budgie is a pet bird that is

Budgerigar
Melopsittacus undulatus.jpg
Female Budgerigar of natural coloration
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Melopsittacus

Gould, 1840
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M. undulatus
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Melopsittacus undulatus

bred for humans and it is not a very aggressive pets/birds

It belongs to the family of old-world parrots and parakeets (Psittaculidae). Budgerigars are often called parakeets, especially in American English. The term Parakeet refers to many types of small parrots with long flat tails. The budgerigar is found in the drier parts of Australia. It has lived there for over 5 million years.[1] It is commonly kept as a pet. Budgies are intelligent birds and can be taught to mimic human speech.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dr. Marshall's Philosophy on Breeding Exhibition Budgerigars". Bird Health. 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2007-01-19.