Lories and Lorikeets
Lories and Lorikeets are a group of small to medium-sized arboreal parrots characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar of various blossoms and soft fruits, preferably berries. They are widely distributed throughout the Australasian region, including south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Australia, and the majority have very brightly colored plumage.
The usage of the terms "lory" and "lorikeet" is subjective, like the usage of "parrot" and "parakeet". Species with longer tapering tails are generally referred to as "lorikeets", while species with short blunt tails are generally referred to as "lories".
Chalcopsitta Lorikeets - Indonesia, New Guinea, and Solomon Islands Lorikeets
Pseudeos Lorikeets - Solomon Islands and New Guinea
Trichoglossus Lorikeets - Islands of Biak and Superiori in the Papua province of Indonesia.
Lorius Lorikeets - New Guinea
Vini Lorikeets - Samoa and Tonga islands
Parvipsitta Lorikeets - Australia
Charmosyna Lorikeets - south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Australia
Neopsittacus Lorikeets - New Guinea
Single Species Genus & Extinct Lorikeets
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