Melopsittacus undulatus

Body Length:6.6" from head to tail
Weight:1–1.5 oz
Geographic Distribution:Inland Australia, Cape York Peninsula, and Tasmania; Birds as pets are found all over the world
Habitat:Grasslands, scrublands, and open plains; They are tolerant to arid, unfavorable conditions and travel long distances in search of seeding grasses and water
Wild Diet:Seeding grasses and water
Zoo Diet:Parakeet Seed Mix and Budgie Maintenance Crumble; Leafy greens on occasion
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Hamill Family Wild Encounters

This species is one of the most well-known members of the parrot family. Serving as camouflage by helping them blend into grassland vegetation, the original wild parakeets have a green, slender body and a yellow and black head. Their forehead and face are yellow, and their mask has three small black spots on either side of a blue mark, which is known as a cheek patch. Their underparts are bright green, and their tail is greenish-blue. However, after years of domestic breeding and showing of these birds, hundreds of color patterns with cobalt, white, yellow, violet, olive, and sky blue have developed. Males have a blue cere (the tough outer skin that covers the nostrils); females have a brownish cere.