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BudgiesAbout Budgies: The Budgerigar (nicknamed budgie), is a small parrot belonging to the tribe of the broad-tailed parrots ;these are sometimes considered a subfamily .In the latter case, the Budgerigar is sometimes isolated in a tribe of its own. Though Budgerigars are often called Parakeets, especially in American English, this term refers to any of a number of small Parrots with long flat tails. The Budgerigar is found throughout the drier parts of Australia and has survived in the inlands of that continent.
Appearance: Budgies are about 18 cm long and weigh 30-40 grams. Wild Budgies display a green body color abdomen and rumps, while their mantle back and wing coverts is black edged in yellow. The forehead and face is yellow in adults, and barred black with yellow. Each cheek has a small dark purple patch cheek patches and a series of 3 black spots across each sides of their throats of which the outermost spots are situated at the base of each cheek-patches. The tail is cobalt dark blue; outside tail feathers display central yellow flashes. Their wings have greenish-black flight feathers and black coverts with yellow fringes along with central yellow flashes which only becomes visible in flight and/or when the wings are stretched. Wild budgies are noticeably smaller than those in captivity. These parrots have been bred in many other colors in captivity, such as white, blue, and even purple, although they are mostly found in pet stores in blue, green, yellow and occasionally white.
Personality: Care should be taken when placing several female budgies together, as they can do serious harm to one another if they do not get along. It is easier and often more convenient to keep either an even number of both males and females or to only keep male birds altogether as these generally get along with each other without any problem. They are relatively easily tamed. Bird lovers often comment on the differences in personality in each individual bird. Budgerigars each have their own unique ideas about how much they like to be handled, which toys are their favorites, and even what music they like or are indifferent to. Habitat and behavior
Zarvan Rezabeigi Budgerigars are nomadic birds found in open habitats, primarily in Australian scrubland, open woodland and grassland. The birds are normally found in small flocks, but can form very large flocks under favorable conditions. The species is extremely nomadic and the movement of the flocks is tied to the availability of food and water. Drought can drive flocks into more wooded habitat or coastal areas. They feed on the seeds of spinier, grass weeds, and sometimes ripening wheat. The wild budgerigar has evolved alongside the Eucalyptus tree and over a million years has developed an intimate bond with the tree and its leaves. Wet eucalypt leaves excite and invigorate both the wild and aviary budgerigar into a frenzy of joy. They love to bath in the wet leaves and breeding hens destructively chew the bark. The eucalyptus oil from the leaves has medicinal properties that stimulate the immune system and promote a strong natural resistance to