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budgerigar, budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus)
Subject: budgerigar, budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus)
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Melopsittacus undulatus -Nanodes undulatus Undulated parrakeet -by Edward Lear 1812-1888 - budgerigar, budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus).jpg
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budgerigar, budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus)

Melopsittacus undulatus
English: A painting of a Budgerigar (originally captioned "Nanodes undulatus. Undulated Parrakeet") by Edward Lear 1812-1888.
Date 28 August 2008, 04:10:00
Source originally posted to Flickr as Nanodes undulatus. Undulated parrakeet
Author Edward Lear (1812–1888)
Original painting: Edward Lear, Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832)

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), also known as the common pet parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot. Budgerigars are the only species in the Australian genus Melopsittacus, and are found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia. Order: Psittaciformes, Family: Psittaculidae, Subfamily: Loriinae, Tribe: Melopsittacini, Genus: Melopsittacus, Species: Melopsittacus undulatus (Shaw, 1805).

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.

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