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Budgerigars are highly nomadic, with local numbers fluctuating widely with climatic conditions.
Status in the Wild
Widely distributed throughout the interior of Australia, but rare in eastern coastal districts and the extreme south west. Introduced in Florida and now number 3000 there.
Found in a wide range of areas in arid interior of Australia, also semi arid and subhumid parts. Some seasonal movements; northward during winter. Found in spinifex, dry mallee and mulga scrub, riverine woodland and farmland.
Only threat seems to be that large numbers die during drought periods, however, reproductive rate easily makes up for this; have been helped in some areas by introduction of watering for agriculture.
Ground feeders, taking grass seeds and seeds of crop plants.
Gather in large numbers, nest communally, are frequently found at watering holes in large groups; most active during day.
Clutch and Egg Size:
4 to 8, rounded eggs, 19 x 14mm (0.7 x 0.5 in)
Can take place at any time of year, with pairs capable of producing more than one clutch; nest communally.
More Info Sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgerigar