Origin of budgerigarnative name
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
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.
- Attempts to naturalize that well-known Australian grass-parrakeet the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) in England have so far proved abortive, and none of the species experimented with in Norfolk and Bedfordshire effected a settlement.