The common parakeet is the most abundant of the Budgerigars. It occurs almost throughout the continent, with the exception of coastal areas. It nests in semi-deserts and steppe zones with trees and shrubs that will serve as a refuge. It is nomadic, migrating to places where water and seeds are abundant. The reproduction begins a few days after the advent of the rainy season.
Adult males of this species are popular due to its recognizable blue wax. The females´ is brown.