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Query: Shell parakeetResult: 5th of 19
Subject: Parakeet
Poster: Beth Jones (
Resolution: 1125x693 File Size: 79307 Bytes Date: 2000:01:01 00:01:55 Camera: HP PhotoSmart 215 (Hewlett-Packard) Upload Date: 2005:01:27 12:41:35


My parakeet named "Petri"

this specimen is most precisely a simpleDark-blue-opaline female Melopsittacus undulatus (Budgerigar aka Budgie Parakeet) We know that it's a hen Budgie because it displays a brown cere (area above beak where the nostrils are)

While cocks usually display dark-blue (Cobalt) ceres.

Youngsters usually display pink ceres.

We know that this particular female is an opaline mutant because the clear undulations on her mantles are the same colour as her boy colour while it would be white on a non-opaline blue &/or yellow on a non-opaline Green Budgie.

Best regards,
St??phane aka Tintin,
Ruby Eyes Aviary.

"You remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."
- Antoine De Saint-Exup??ry
Scientific Name: Melopsittacus undulatus (Shaw, 1805)
Common Names: Budgerigar, Budgie, common pet parakeet, shell parakeet
French: Perruche ondulée German: Wellensittich Spanish: Periquito común
Taxonomy: Psittacus undulatus Shaw, 1805, New South Wales, Australia.
Distribution: Australia, mainly away from coasts, and absent from Cape York Peninsula.

Shell parakeet
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