Breeding budgies at Uluru

While walking in the park this weekend we came across thousands of budgies (Melopstittacus undulatus).

Budgies at Uluru

Budgies at Uluru by Sam Steel

At Uluru we call them kiilykiilykari. This is the Pitjantjatjara word for budgies – Pitjantjatjara is one of the languages we speak at the park.

It was completely unexpected to see so many! We were just out walking near the park entry when a flock came over our heads, followed by another 100 flocks – it was just waves of budgies, very cool to see.

The number of budgies has increased due to all the rain we’ve had over the past months – it’s almost perfect breeding conditions.

See stunning vision of Uluru on Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Australian Adventure on Channel 10 at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 January – tune in!

Patty, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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