Lories and lorikeets, Rainbow Lorikeet, Eos, Trichoglossus, New Caledonian Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Lorius, Collared Lory, Chalcopsitta, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Little Lorikeet, Psitteuteles, Blue-fronted Lorikeet.
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Chapters: Lories and lorikeets, Rainbow Lorikeet, Eos, Trichoglossus, New Caledonian Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Lorius, Collared Lory, Chalcopsitta, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Little Lorikeet, Psitteuteles, Blue-fronted Lorikeet, Musk Lorikeet, Iris Lorikeet, Dusky Lory, Glossopsitta, Violet Lorikeet, Black-capped Lory, Kuhl's Lorikeet, Citrine Lorikeet, Goldie's Lorikeet, Sunset Lorikeet, Chattering Lory, Plum-faced Lorikeet, Black Lory, Purple-naped Lory, Blue-streaked Lory, Marigold Lorikeet, Mindanao Lorikeet, Yellow-bibbed Lory, Violet-necked Lory, Leaf Lorikeet, Pohnpei Lorikeet, Purple-bellied Lory, Cardinal Lory, Varied Lorikeet, Ornate Lorikeet, Blue-crowned Lorikeet, Olive-headed Lorikeet, Vini, Black-winged Lory, White-naped Lory, Blue-eared Lory, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Yellowish-streaked Lory, Brown Lory, Red-collared Lorikeet, Red-and-blue Lory, Charmosyna, Neopsittacus, Ultramarine Lorikeet, Papuan Lorikeet, Red-throated Lorikeet, Palm Lorikeet, Stephen's Lorikeet, Conquered Lorikeet, Josephine's Lorikeet, Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Duchess Lorikeet, Meek's Lorikeet, Striated Lorikeet, Fairy Lorikeet, Red-fronted Lorikeet, Orange-billed Lorikeet, Pygmy Lorikeet, Red-chinned Lorikeet, Sinoto's Lorikeet. Excerpt: Lories and lorikeets are small to medium-sized arboreal parrots characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar and soft fruits. The species form a monophyletic group within the parrot family Psittacidae. Traditionally, they were considered one of the two subfamilies in that family (Loriinae), the other being the subfamily Psittacinae, but new insights show that it is placed in the middle of various other groups. To date, this issue has not been resolved scientifically. 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. Tongue of a LoryLories and lorikeets have specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar and soft fruits. They can feed from the flowers of about 5,000 species of plants and use their specialised tongues to take the nectar. The tip of their tongues have tufts of papillae (extremely fine hairs), which collect nectar and pollen. Lorikeets have tapered wings and pointed tails that allow them to fly easily and display great agility. They also have strong feet and legs. They tend to be hyperactive and clownish in personality both in captivity and the wild. Traditionally, lories and lorikeets are either classified as the subfamily, Loriinae, or as a family on their own, Loriidae. Neither traditional views is confirmed by molecular studies. Those studies show that the lories and lorikeets form a single group, closely related to the fig parrots (Cyclopsitta and Psittaculirostris) and the budgerigar. Within the lories and lorikeets, two main groups are recognized. The first group consist of the genus Charmosyna and the closely related Pacific Ocean genera Phigys and Vini. All remaining genera, except Oreopsittacus are in the second group. The position of Oreopsittacus is unknown, although one study suggests it could be a third group next to the other two. The usage of the