budgerigar[buj′ər i gär′]
A budgerigar, or budgie, sitting on a branch.
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 of budgerigarnative name
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.
Origin of budgerigarProbably alteration of Kamilaroi (Pama-Nyungan language of northeast New South Wales) gijirrigaa.
From Gamilaraay gijirrigaa.