A budgerigar, or budgie, sitting on a branch.
budgerigar definition by Webster's New World
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an Australian parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) having a greenish-yellow body, marked with bright blue on the cheeks and tail feathers, and wings striped with brown
Origin: native name
budgerigar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) native to Australia and having green, yellow, or blue plumage. It is a popular cage bird bred in a variety of colors not found in wild populations. Also called shell parakeet.
Origin: Probably alteration of Kamilaroi (Aboriginal language of southeast Australia) gijirrigaa.