Originally Posted by SouthernFried
This is a little off-topic, but I didn't realize budgies had ears you could see. I thought they were kind of like a snake's ears..."built into" the head and not really visible. Hmm. Now I wanna see some budgie ears!
Your "built-into the head" ear comment made me laugh.
You are right that they are "built in". Sometimes when they have been moulting, you can see parts of the ear holes. Typcially though, you don't ever get to see them.
If you look at a baby budgie who isn't fully feathered, it's quite fascinating to see their ears.