B is for Budgie

budgie

The Budgerigar is a lively little bird, and his action when courting is very comical; for he stands facing his hen, singing his chuckling little song and bobbing his head up and down with a circular motion, as if trying to indicate a halo around her face.

Foreign Birds for Cage and Aviary, by Arthur G. Butler (1910). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016