Budgerigar

Melopsittacus undulatus

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

Lories, Lovebirds, and Australasian Parrots (Psittaculidae)

Code 4

Non AOU

Code 6

MELUND

ITIS

HEAD

Budgerigar Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Striped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Yellow with fine black barring.
  • Forehead Color: Yellow
  • Nape Color: Yellow with fine black barring.
  • Throat Color: Yellow
  • Cere color: Blue, Pink, Buff, Purple or Violet

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BODY

Budgerigar Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18 cm (7 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Green, Yellow
  • Underparts: Green
  • Upperparts: Green
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Budgerigar Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flight swift, flocks dip and rise slightly or twist and turn as they fly.
  • Wingspan Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Green and blue
  • Under Tail: Green
  • Leg Color: Gray
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