budgerigar

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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.
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budgerigar

a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties
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Cutaneous leiomyosarcoma with osteoid metaplasia in a budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus): a case report.
Auditory stimulation with natural contact calls affects the expression of NR2A and NR2B NMDA subunit mRNAs as assessed by in situ hybridization histochemistry in the neurons of the thalamic auditory relay nucleus, the nucleus ovoidalis of a vocal learning parrot species, the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).
In the mid-1950s, budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), or "budgies," became popular household pets in the United States; within a decade, more than 5.5 million people had at least one in their homes (2).
Rhabdomyosarcoma has been described in the extraocular muscles in a budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus cassini), (12,13) in the cutaneous muscles with metastasis to the brain in a white leghorn chicken, (14) and in the pectoral and proximal wing muscles of a European robin (Erithacus rubecula) and a yellow-headed caracara (Milvago chimachima).
Topografia e morfologia das visceras do Periquito-Australiano (Melopsittacus undulatus, SHAW 1805).
Disease screening of three breeding populations of adult exhibition budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in New Zealand reveals a high prevalence of a novel polyomavirus and avian malaria infection.
As neoplasias renais sao observadas ocasionalmente em aves selvagens de vida livre e de cativeiro (LATIMER, 1994), especialmente em Periquitos-australianos (Melopsittacus undulatus) (NEUMANN & KUMMERFELD, 1983; REECE, 1992), nao sendo comumente observada em aves domesticas (REECE, 1997).
(7) Coracoid width was strongly correlated with cardiac width in psittacine birds, (3) whereas no significant correlation was found in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).