budgerigar

(redirected from Budgerigars)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

budgerigar

(bŭj`ərēgär'): see parakeetparakeet
or parrakeet,
common name for a widespread group of small parrots, native to the Indo-Malayan region and popular as cage birds. Parakeets have long, pointed tails, unlike the chunky lovebirds with which they are sometimes confused.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

budgerigar

a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers "offer convincing evidence that female budgerigars modified their mate preference in favor of trained males after observing them perform complex foraging tasks," wrote evolution experts Georg Striedter and Nancy Burley of the University of California, Irvine, in an accompanying Perspective article in the journal Science.
(10) In a previous study, our group determined that alfaxalone at 10 mg/kg IM provided adequate sedation and immobilization for physical examination and phlebotomy of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
Aytac Orak, the owner of the pet shop, located in Orduevi Street, reserved the upper storey of his shop for the incubating budgerigars. The birds listen various instrumental music 24 hours a day, thanks to the speakers in every corner of the shop, set up by Orak.
Furthermore, the only parrot that was extensively studied for structural differences was the budgerigar, a small type of parakeet.
Ron Henry kept budgerigars and one of the lads filled his plate with bird seed and said: 'There's your Christmas dinner!'
The purpose of this article is to promote the study of budgerigars in aviary settings in order to engage primary students in working scientifically.
For the fifth year running, joint secretary of the budgerigars and foreign bird section Anthony Lockwood won the best in show category.
These results show that gene products produced for speech in the cortical and basal ganglia regions of the human brain correspond to similar molecules in the vocal communication areas of the brains of zebra finches and budgerigars.
These results, which are not yet published, show that gene products produced for speech in the cortical and basal ganglia regions of the human brain correspond to similar molecules in the vocal communication areas of the brains of zebra finches and budgerigars. But these molecules aren't found in the brains of doves and quails - vocal birds that do not learn their sounds.
I HOPE a breeder of budgerigars or anyone can help me.
The 1750 birds include 55 rosellas, 100 lovebirds, 150 cockatiels and 1500 budgerigars.
Instead, I want a ten minute talk on budgerigars for next lesson.'