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budg·er·i·gar

 (bŭj′ə-rē-gär′, bŭj′ə-rē′-)
n.
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.

[Probably alteration of Kamilaroi (Pama-Nyungan language of northeast New South Wales) gijirrigaa.]

budgerigar

(ˈbʌdʒərɪˌɡɑː)
n
(Animals) a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties. Often (informal) shortened to: budgie
[C19: from a native Australian language]

budg•er•i•gar

(ˈbʌdʒ ə riˌgɑr, -ər ɪ-)

n.
an Australian parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatus, having greenish plumage with black and yellow markings, bred as a pet in a variety of colors.
[1840–50; perhaps alter. of Kamilaroi or Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal languages of New South Wales) gijirrigā (perhaps gijirr yellow or small + head)]

budgerigar

(ˈbadʒərigaː) abbreviation ( ˈbudgie (ˈbadʒi) ) noun
a type of small (originally Australian) brightly-coloured bird, often kept as a pet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.budgerigar - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colorsbudgerigar - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors
parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
genus Melopsittacus, Melopsittacus - a genus of Psittacidae
Translations
andulka
undulat
undulaatti
australska papigica
törpepapagáj
gári, samkvæmispáfi
セキセイインコ
잉꼬
papūgėlė
papagailis
andulka
undulat
นกขนาดเล็กตระกูลเดียวกับนกแก้ว
chim vẹt đuôi dài ở Úc

budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərɪgɑːʳ] Nperiquito m

budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərigɑːr] nperruche f

budgerigar

budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərɪgɑːʳ] npappagallino

budgerigar

بَبَغاء andulka undulat Wellensittich παπαγαλάκι periquito undulaatti perruche australska papigica pappagallino セキセイインコ 잉꼬 grasparkiet undulat papużka falista periquito australiano волнистый попугайчик undulat นกขนาดเล็กตระกูลเดียวกับนกแก้ว muhabbet kuşu chim vẹt đuôi dài ở Úc 相思鹦鹉
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Abstract: Macrorhabdus ornithogaster, avian gastric yeast, is a common cause of gastrointestinal disease in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
0121 704 6962 circus Zippos Circus The big top will be home to a talented family of pet cats, white horses, comedy from Mr Lorenz and Alex the Fireman, tumbling from Kenya and ringmaster extraordinaire Norman Barrett MBE with his cheeky performing budgerigars.
In another case, officers of Wildlife Department Jawad Awan and Mohammad Younis with the help of Customs authorities took action against Syed Rifat Hussain resident of Ratta Virkan, Rawalpindi for importing 39 budgerigars without permit from Britain to Lahore and received Rs 22,000 as departmental fine from the accused.
In another case, officers of Wildlife Department Jawad Awan and Muhammad Younis with the help of custom authorities took action against one Syed Rifat Hussain s/o Syed Talat Hussain r/o Ratta Virkan, Rawalpindi for importing 39 Budgerigars without permit from Britain to Lahore and received Rs.
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And deranged old Tory battleaxe Ann Widdecombe shouting at a bunch of budgerigars.
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Ron Henry used to keep budgerigars and one of the lads had put 10 or 12 packets of budgie seeds on a big plate.
The GDN earlier reported that telecom company Zain was forced to defend itself after giving out free budgerigars to customers as part of an advertising campaign.
The purpose of this article is to promote the study of budgerigars in aviary settings in order to engage primary students in working scientifically.
For the fifth year running, joint secretary of the budgerigars and foreign bird section Anthony Lockwood won the best in show category.
These results show that gene products produced for speech in the cortical and basal ganglia regions of the human brain correspond to similar molecules in the vocal communication areas of the brains of zebra finches and budgerigars.