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budgerigar(bŭj`ərēgär'): see parakeetparakeet
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.
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a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties
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