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Budgerigar

Melopsittacus undulatus (Shaw, 1805)

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) /ˈbʌərɨɡɑr/, also known as common pet parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot. Budgerigars are the only species in the Australian genus Melopsittacus, and are found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia where the species has survived harsh inland conditions for the last five million years. Budgerigars are naturally green and yellow with black, scalloped markings on the nape, back, and wings, but have been bred in captivity with colouring in blues, whites, yellows, greys, and even with small crests. Budgerigars are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. The origin of the budgerigar's name is unclear. The species was first recorded in 1805, and today is the most popular pet in the world after the domesticated dog and cat. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Psittaciformes
Family:
  Psittaculidae
Genus:
  Melopsittacus

Scientific:
  Melopsittacus undulatus

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1805)

Reference:
  Nat.Misc. 16 pl.673

Protonym:
  Psittacus undulatus

Avibase ID:
  D17D101A132D3FB2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D17D101A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177597

Geographic range:

  • Melopsittacus undulatus: Widespread and locally abundant in interior of Australia
English:
Budgerigar
Czech:
andulka vlnkovaná
German:
Wellensittich
Danish:
Undulat
Spanish:
Periquito Común
Finnish:
undulaatti
French:
Perruche ondulée
Icelandic:
Gári
Italian:
Pappagallino ondulato
Japanese:
sekiseiinko
Japanese:
セキセイインコ
Dutch:
Grasparkiet
Norwegian:
Undulat
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Undulat
Polish:
papuzka falista
Portuguese:
Periquito-australiano
Russian:
Волнистый попугайчик
Slovak:
papagájec vlnkovaný (andulka)
Swedish:
undulat
Ukrainian:
Папужка хвилястий
Chinese:
虎皮鹦鹉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Perruche ondulée ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Perruche ondulée ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Clements 1st edition:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Clements 4th edition:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Oriental Bird Club:
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
James Lee Peters:
Melopsittacus undulatus
James Lee Peters (original):
Melopsittacus undulatus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Melopsittacus undulatus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melopsittacus undulatus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melopsittacus undulatus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Periquito, Periquito comú
Czech: Andulka vlnkovaná, papoušek vlnkovaný
Welsh: Byji
Danish: Undulat
German: Wellensittich
English: Budgerigar, Budgerygah, Budgie, Canary Parrot, Grass-Parakeet, Lovebird, Scalloped Parrot, Shell Parakeet, Shell Parrot, Undulated Parrot, Warbling Grass-Parrot, Zebra Parrot
English (IOC): Budgerigar
Spanish: Periquito Australiano, Periquito Común
Spanish (Chile): Catita australiana
Spanish (Colombia): Periquito australiano
Spanish (Spain): Periquito Común
Spanish (HBW): Budgerigar
Spanish (Mexico): Periquito Australiano
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Periquito Australiano
Estonian: viirpapagoi
Finnish: Undulaatti
French: Perruche ondulée
Irish: Budragár
Hebrew: תוכון
Hungarian: hullámos papagáj
Icelandic: Gári
Italian: Coccorito, Papagallino ondulato, Pappagallino ondulato, Parrocchetto ondulato
Japanese: sekiseiinko, Sekisei-inko
Japanese: セキセイインコ
Scientific: Melopsittacus undulatus, Psittacus undulatus
Lithuanian: Banguotoji papūgėlė
Dutch: Grasparkiet
Norwegian Nynorsk: Undulat
Norwegian: Undulat
Polish: papuzka falista, papużka falista
Portuguese: Periquito-australiano
Portuguese (Portugal): Periquito-comum
Russian: Волнистый попугайчик
Slovak: Papagáj vlnkovaný, papagájec vlkovaný, Papagájec vlnkovaný, papagájec vlnkovaný (andulka)
Slovenian: Skobčevka
Serbian: Papagaj tigrica (divlji)
Swedish: Undulat
Turkish: muhabbet kuşu, Muhabbetkuşu
Ukrainian: Папужка хвилястий
Chinese: 虎皮鸚鵡, 虎皮鹦鹉
Chinese (Traditional): 虎皮鸚鵡

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