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Origin: Australia Scientific Name:  Melopsittacus undulates
Budgies are the most popular type of pet bird. In fact, 45% of pet birds in the United States are budgies. Worldwide it is the most popular pet after the dog or cat.
The cere is the area with the nostrils above the beak. Male budgies have blue ceres, and females have white, pink or brown ceres.
While budgies have been bred to be specific colors, the only natural color is green.
 Puck, a male budgerigar owned by American Camille Jordan, holds the world record for the largest vocabulary of any bird, at 1,728 words.
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