In the steppe-areas of Australia budgerigars live in large swarms of up to several thousand birds. They often have to travel long distances searching for food and water. Traveling in such a large flock has several advantages for the birds: several pairs of eyes see more than one. Therefore food and enemies are detected faster. In addition predators have difficulties concentrating on single individuals in such a huge flock which is why hunting is often unsuccessfull.
Size: beak to tail 20 cm; wingspan 25 cm
Age: max. 16 years
Sexually mature: at 3-4 month
Reproduction: 6 eggs, breeding duration: 18-20 days
food: grass and herb seeds, insects
Danger: not endangered