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Budgerigars are best known as popular cage birds, but for every budgie behind bars there are thousands living free in the wild.

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Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) female feeding on grasses, Neale Junction Nature Reserve, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) female feeding on grasses, Neale Junction Nature Reserve, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) young female at water hole, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) young female at water hole, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight over habitat with waterhole, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight over habitat with waterhole, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in habitat, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in habitat, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock drinking and bathing, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock drinking and bathing, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock flying, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock flying, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock flying away from waterhole, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock flying away from waterhole, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Western Australia.
Whistling hawk (Haliastur sphenurus) hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus)  Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Whistling hawk (Haliastur sphenurus) hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
South Western Australian Harrier (Circus approximans) hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / South Western Australian Harrier (Circus approximans) hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Gould's Goanna (Varanus gouldii) walking in desert, ?Windorah, Queensland, Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Gould's Goanna (Varanus gouldii) walking in desert, ?Windorah, Queensland, Australia.
Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) carrying Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) prey, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) carrying Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) prey, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Australian goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) hunting Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Australian goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) hunting Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) male preening female at nest, Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) male preening female at nest, Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) pair mating, Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) pair mating, Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) newly hatched chicks in nest, captive. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) newly hatched chicks in nest, captive.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) peering out from its nesting hollow in tree, Cooper Creek, Innamincka, South Australia, July - Steven David Miller
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Steven David Miller / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) peering out from its nesting hollow in tree, Cooper Creek, Innamincka, South Australia, July
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) male female pair (male at front) Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) male female pair (male at front) Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) ?male (right) and female (left) Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) ?male (right) and female (left) Connie Sue Highway, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) male drinking. Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) male drinking. Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight from grasses, ?Arubiddy, Nullarbor, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight from grasses, ?Arubiddy, Nullarbor, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock perched, Arubiddy, Nullarbor, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock perched, Arubiddy, Nullarbor, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in tree, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in tree, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock perched, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock perched, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Spotted harrier (Circus assimilis)  hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus)  Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Spotted harrier (Circus assimilis) hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Young Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) female portrait. Captive. - ARCO
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ARCO / Young Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) female portrait. Captive.
Budgerigar (Melospittacus undulatus) in flight, controlled conditions - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Budgerigar (Melospittacus undulatus) in flight, controlled conditions
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo,  Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Pair of Budgerigars {Melopsittacus undulatus} on branch, Arid woodlands, Australia - Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Pair of Budgerigars {Melopsittacus undulatus} on branch, Arid woodlands, Australia
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off  from tree, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off from tree, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) group of three (one male and two females) at waterhole,  Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) group of three (one male and two females) at waterhole, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, in habitat, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, in habitat, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock taking off Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) catching Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) with wet feathers, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) catching Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) with wet feathers, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Whistling hawk (Milan siffleur) hunting male Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) with wet wing feathers preventing it from escaping. Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Whistling hawk (Milan siffleur) hunting male Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) with wet wing feathers preventing it from escaping. Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Brown hawk (Falco berigora) on ground surrounded by  Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Brown hawk (Falco berigora) on ground surrounded by Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock in flight, Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Whistling hawk (Haliastur sphenurus)  hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Whistling hawk (Haliastur sphenurus) hunting Budgerigar flock (Melopsittacus undulatus) Wannoo, Billabong Roadhouse, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock drinking and bathing in water, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock drinking and bathing in water, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock drinking and bathing at waterhole, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) flock drinking and bathing at waterhole, Murchinson Shire, Western Australia.
Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) domestic birds, showing different colour mutations. From left to right, juvenile yellow faced blue, adult female wild type, juvenile aqua blue and juvenile violet... - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) domestic birds, showing different colour mutations. From left to right, juvenile yellow faced blue, adult female wild type, juvenile aqua blue and juvenile violet...
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