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The Parakeet is a budgerigar originating from the Nintendo DSi application titled Nintendo DSi Sound. Occasionally, he would play recorded sound clips through a distortion filter. The Parakeet returned in Super Mario Maker where he was able to record off the built-in microphone on the Wii U gamepad. The sound recorded by the player could be then placed into the level. Only one sound could be saved to the level at a time, and when uploading the course online, the recorded sound would be replaced by a generic parakeet chirp. A bird will also flutter on screen for a short second whenever activated. The Parakeet option can be accessed by going into the Soundfrog menu. He is not to be confused with Yamamura, the rock dove that appears in the game. There is a similar, alternate chicken icon that behaves in a similar way; it will either play a chicken cluck or a sped up or slowed down recording of the player.