Sunday, October 3, 2010

Australia, Homeland of Budgies (1)

Budgies are small, colourful birds that are native to Australia. They can be seen gathering in large flocks in the Australian wilderness, where they have survived harsch inland conditions for the last five million years.

In the following week(s), I'll gather information about how the little birds cope with different dangers in their homeland, how they adapt themselves to the wilderness, what they do, where they live, what they eat, where they sleep, etc.

I'll start with one first fact: budgerigars in their natural habitat in Australia, are noticeably smaller than pet budgies. They are 18 cm long and weigh 30-40 grams. English budgies can be one budgie-head bigger than their wild ancestors, and weigh up to 50 grams!

information: Wikipedia;