Blue Budgie Toy
"Budgie" is short for "Budgerigar", the common name of this parakeet in its native Australia. It isn't known exactly where the word "Budgerigar" comes from, though it might be a corruption of the slang word "budgery" meaning "good". The bird is also known as the Australian shell parakeet.
Social and affectionate, budgies have been kept as pets for over a decade. They can be taught to whistle, sing, and some have even been known to speak with a vocabulary of over a hundred words. Interestingly, males have a much higher proclivity towards speaking than females do. However, the easiest way to tell apart a male and female budgie is the color of the “ceres,” which is the area containing their nostrils. On a male, the ceres is normally blue, whereas the ceres of a female is white or brown. Can you discern what gender this figurine is?