A small parrot species which originates from Australia that are kept as pets commonly referred to as parakeets. Because of their world-wide popularity as cage birds Budgerigars are undoubtedly the best known of all parrots. They have found their way into virtually every country and are eagerly sought by people wanting them as pets.
On fully fledged adult budgerigar it’s upperparts are barred with black and yellow; rump and underparts green; forehead and face yellow feathers of cheeks tipped with blue violet; a series of black spots across the thoart; under wing coverts green; tail greenish-blue, lateral feathers centrally banded with yellow; bill olive grey; cere blue on males and brownish on females; iris white and legs are grayish blue. Young budgerigars are duller in color, and have baring on their foreheads.
Budgerigars have a pleasant warble, subdued disyllabic screech and subdued chattering compared to other parrot species.
Also known as a Budgie.
My first Budgerigar was named Peter.
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