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budg·er·i·gar / ˈbəjərēˌgär/ (also bud·gie / ˈbəjē/ ) • n. a small gregarious green Australian parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) with a yellow head. Popular as a pet bird, it has been bred in a variety of colors.


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budgerigar (parakeet) Small, brightly coloured seed- eating parrot native to Australia. A popular pet, it can be taught to mimic speech. The sexes look alike but the coloration of the cere (a waxy membrane at the base of the beak) may vary seasonally. Size: 19cm (7.5in) long. Species Melopsittacus undulatus.


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budgerigar See PSITTACIDAE.


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Budgerigar XIX. Austral. aboriginal name, f. budgeri good + gar cockatoo.