How a brave, chatty and colourful little Aussie bird stole the world's heart

Sarah Harris and Don Baker
AUD $29.99

A curiosity of everything you ever wanted to know (or realised you never knew) about budgies

Budgies, budgies, budgies. Beautiful and cheeky, delightful and enchanting, wild or tamed budgerigars are Australia's gift to the bird world.

They sing and dance, and yawn as contagiously as humans. They are masters of mimicry. They grasp simple grammar, can count to six and have memories that belie their size. They've been coveted by royals and been companions to the great and famous as well as grannies in suburban kitchens around the world. They've been painted by masters, rendered in the finest porcelain and graced fashionable hats and earrings of the highest order. Their image has been used to sell whisky, stamps and laundry detergent and everything in between.

Surprising, charming and occasionally alarming, Budgerigar is the book that at last opens the cage door on the incredible story of the little bird that grew.

Author bio:

Very conveniently co-authors Don Baker and Sarah Harris are also a couple. Both veteran journalists, they flirted briefly with being fruiterers before deciding to stick to their knitting. They live on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula with their flying dog Smudge.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781760875480
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: March 2020
Page Extent: 264
Format: Paperback
Subject: Australasian & Pacific history

Read the opening chapters:

Budgerigar Chapter Sampler by Allen & Unwin on Scribd