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Are budgies and parakeets the same thing?

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I've seen things writen up that say that they are the same and some that say are different. What's correct?
asked Jun 25, 2013 in Bird Breeds by anonymous

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In the United States these birds are called parakeets while all other areas of the world refer to them as budgerigars or budgies. In their natural habitat, Australia, budgies are green and yeallow with black markings on the nape, back and wings. With specialized breeding, they now can be found in many different color mutations. The English budgie has a little different look due to breeding.
answered Jun 30, 2013 by (36,420 points)