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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Psittacimorphae
Order Psittaciformes
Family Information
Family Psittacidae
Sub-family Loriinae
Tribe Information
Tribe Loriini
Population statistics

Lorikeet refers to several genera of small to medium-sized birds related to parrots, and found in far southeastern Asia, Australia, many islands comprising Polynesia. Called either "lory" or "lorikeet", depending on the length and shape of the tail, lorikeets bear a brush-shaped tongue which they use to feed on the pollen and nectar of flowers.



These birds are commonly referred to as "lories" to differentiate from lorikeets; the dissimilarity being a shorter, wedge-shaped tail.


Birds with a longer tail, reminiscent of parakeets.