The budgerigar is the common name for the species, Melopsittacus undulatus. It belongs to Psittaculidae family, order Psittaciformes, class Aves. This wild-type seed-eating parrot is characterized by its long tail and green and yellow with black marking on the nape, back, and wings. It is a popular pet for its ability to mimic human speech. The species is closely related to lories and fig parrots. Synonym: budgie, parakeet.
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