The parakeet, nicknamed budgie, the only species in the Australian genus Melopsittacus, is a small parrot belonging to the tribe of the broad tailed parrots; these are sometimes considered a subfamily. In the latter case, the parakeet is sometimes isolated in a tribe of its own, the Melopsittacini, although it is probably quite closely related to Pezoporus and Neophema. Though parakeets are often called parakeets, especially in American English, this term refers to any of a number of small parrots with long flat tails. The parakeet is found throughout the drier parts of Australia and has survived in the inlands of that continent for over 5 million years. Thank you Cameron for this idea of doing the parakeet, remember, I need more animal ideas!!!!!!! It can be any animal, extinct, alive, endangered, your favorite animal, your least, anything! Please comment on any animal suggestion.