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The iconic green and yellow Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) can often be seen enjoying and drinking at waterholes and other water sources, especially in the arid and semi-arid regions of outback Australia.

Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) at water source
Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), Kunoth Bore, NT


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Melopsittacus
  • Species: M. undulatus
  • Binomial name: Melopsittacus undulatus