B is for Budgerigar – #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit  3 April 2017 B is for Budgerigar – #atozchallenge

Budgerigars have the nickname budgies
A small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.
Budgerigars are naturally green and yellow
Breeding in captivity, coloring of blues, whites, yellows, and grays

A small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.
With black, scalloped markings on the nape, back, and wings.
Breeding in captivity, coloring of blues, whites, yellows, and grays
The species was first recorded in 1805

With black, scalloped markings on the nape, back, and wings.
Today they are the third most popular pet in the world
The species was first recorded in 1805
The color of the cere is royal blue in males, pale brown in females

Today they are the third most popular pet in the world
Eggs take about 18–20 days before they start hatching.
The color of the cere is royal blue in males, pale brown in females
The young are unable to lift their head and are totally helpless

Eggs take about 18–20 days before they start hatching.
They develop feathers around three weeks of age.
The young are unable to lift their head and are totally helpless
Pet budgies are known for their mimicry, talking ability and charm.

They develop feathers around three weeks of age.
Puck, a male budgerigar, holds the world record for the largest vocabulary
Pet budgies are known for their mimicry, talking ability and charm.
Puck has one thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight words most words of any bird

Puck, a male budgerigar, holds the world record for the largest vocabulary
Budgerigars are naturally green and yellow
Puck has one thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight words most words of any bird
Budgerigars have the nickname budgie.

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Information

The cere is (the area containing the nostrils) at the top of the beak.
pink cere in immatures Budgies of both sexes until about six months of age

How to write Pantoum Poetry  http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

16 thoughts on “B is for Budgerigar – #atozchallenge

    • So pleased it made you smile, that’s a special treat for me knowing I made someone smile sitting here at my computer. Days gone by many humans had budgies but you don’t see them so often these days.
      I had an aviary of them when my children were younger, one day someone left the two doors open and they all took off, I never found out who did it, but I never had a budgie after that.

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    • Thanks for commenting, you brought back memories to me of my father, they had many budgies in an aviary, one special one they had in a cage in the house it was blue they called him, Peter, he used to talk all the time even answering my father to questions he would ask, I have never seen another budgie as talkative as Peter.
      Nice to have those special memories like you have about your grandparents.
      Have a nice week.

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  1. I have to admit to being thrown at first by the poem… trying to work out what was going on but found the link you had explaining shadow poetry and it was clearer. Very clever and quite boggling to be able to do it… and to make it make sense in the end. My sister had budgies when we were younger and we tried with our kids after having the kindy budgie visit for a weekend. Our birds turned out to be quite unfriendly and couldn’t get them to calm down (well not in the short amount of time I had each day in the midst of little kids) Then my son accidentally left the cage door open and one flew away. I roused at him for being careless and then not too long later I found he had deliberately let the other one out, so it wouldn’t be lonely…. and whilst I was a bit annoyed I think I was secretly relieved to be done with them.. .they were so messy

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    • Pleased you now understand how a Pantoum poem is written, sometimes it can be a bit challenging to get it to make sense.
      Yes, budgies can be a bit messy especially in an indoor cage if they decide to have a flutter, seed husks can go everywhere.
      Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it.
      Have a nice week.

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  2. You are so good at the pantoum – I don’t know if I would have the patience. Gorgeous photo too. We had budgies when when we were children, they have such big personalities ! Lovely little birds !

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      • It poured from 12 am to early this afternoon. It is still raining now but much lighter. I hope it does ease off for a while as we had problems with storm water getting into our sewers back in the heavy rain weekend of 2015.

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  3. I love these birds! We almost always had one or two. One was named Igor and he could say his name and ‘pretty bird’. Another time we had a couple who raised some babies. One of these two even won a ribbon at a little local pet show! 🙂

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    • Thanks for commenting, budgies are very interesting, my parents had large aviaries and bred budgies, also showed them, when they retired they did that, Can be a lot of hard work though especially the show part.
      Have a nice week.

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