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