Adults. Photo: Jim Bendon/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0

The little “Budgie,” native to Australia, is a very popular cagebird, so it was probably inevitable that some would escape and establish a wild colony in our area. The west coast of Florida has a sizeable population, and there are some elsewhere in Florida as well. Lone escapees may be seen almost anywhere in North America.
Family Lovebirds and Australasian Parrots
The little “Budgie,” native to Australia, is a very popular cagebird, so it was probably inevitable that some would escape and establish a wild colony in our area. The west coast of Florida has a sizeable population, and there are some elsewhere in Florida as well. Lone escapees may be seen almost anywhere in North America.

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A chattering warble, interspersed with screeching notes.
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