Bush Budgies

To: "H. Vollinga" <>, <>
Subject: Bush Budgies
From: "Ricki Coughlan" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 08:36:17 +1000
G'day Hans

It's great to see that others have such affection for one of the most beautiful 
of Australian Parrots. I agree with you that the humble "bush budgie" is 
superior to "show budgies". As usual, nature knows best and to see these 
fantastic parrots amid the beauty of the Aussie outback is to know great 

I've seen wild budgerigars on many occassions and they appear to be the same as 
the birds in your aviaries. There may be subtle differences but memories and 
photographs don't tell the whole story. I plan to drop in on a friend at the 
Australian Museum soon and may be able to take the time to measure several of 
his wild budgie skins/skeletons and get some photographs of the plumage which 
you might be able to compare closely. There is a system for comparing plumage 
colouration and if you have access to the appropriate colour cards let me know 
and I will be able to give you the colour numbers for a very accurate 

Ricki Coughlan
Sydney, Australia

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