Native to Australia, the iconic green and yellow Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) are seen in small groups and under certain climatic conditions, are a sight to behold, seeing them in flocks that can be up to hundreds and thousands.
A small parrot, they are usually green and yellow, with a beautiful scalloped pattern on the upperparts of their body and fine barring on the head.
Their heads also have iridescent blue-violet cheek patches, with a series of three black spots on each side of the throat (called throat patches). Their tail is a beautiful dark cobalt blue, with outside tail feathers displaying central yellow flashes.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Psittaciformes
- Family: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Melopsittacus
- Species: M. undulatus
- Binomial name: Melopsittacus undulatus