Melopsittacus undulatus

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tags: Budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus, photographed in Boulia Shire, far west Queensland, Australia [I will identify these birds for you in 48 hours] Image: Ann Britton [larger view]. Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

Why Do We Yawn?

tags: yawning, thermoregulation, budgerigars, Melopsittacus undulatus, animal behavior Yawning human, Homo sapiens serving as a perch for a domestic budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus. Image: Wendy (Creative Commons License). Yawning. Everybody does it. In fact, I am yawning now as I write this piece. Yawning is interpreted to have a variety of meanings, ranging from tiredness to…

UV Vision in Budgerigars

tags: Parrots in the Land of Oz, parrots, behavior, Australia, nature, ornithology, streaming video Did you know that budgerigars, Melopsittacus undulatus — erroneously known as “parakeets” in the United States — can see UV light? Did you know that female budgerigars rely on the UV reflectance to judge the quality of potential mates? This is…


tags: budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus, birds, parrots, Image of the Day Third in a series of psittacine images by this photographer. Budgerigar (Budgie), Melopsittacus undulatus. Image: John Del Rio [larger view].