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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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The blue budgie disappeared from his home in Banff on Monday but was spotted three days later by a woman walking along the cliffs at Whitehills.
Animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: "We have no other information or evidence, but it appears that this budgie has sadly been abandoned.
A SNAKE and two budgies were found dumped in a city street by a shocked passer-by.
Budgie went for an afternoon nap and slept in for lunch.
As a lover of these birds, I hope others would-be pet owners consider buying a budgie after reading the Examiner article.
Is it fair my family have banned me from wearing budgie smugglers or should they make a glorious comeback?
Supper was being served, of this the budgie is certain; the sheers were billowing in with the August breeze.
Mr Pooley, from Delabole in Cornwall says he is devastated his prize budgie is dead and that he would offer a reward of around Au200 for information leading to the birds' safe return or to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
With so much suffering in the world, the death of a budgie sure seemed like pretty small stuff indeed.
For the second week on the trot three Paul Hennessy runners have been drawn in the same heat, and last week they finished one, two, three, with Barefoot Bullet coming from behind to collar Budgie Burglar, while Priceless Chef took the third spot.
CIARAN, Stacey and Ella Walton know a budgie from a blackbird.