About lories and lorikeets:
Lories and lorikeets are a unique group of fruit, nectar, and pollen eaters with brush tongues for collecting nectar and pollen. They are highly intelligent, and capable of speech. They mate for life, and may aggressively defend their mate and territory.
Chalcopsitta
Charmosyna
Eos
Glossopsitta
Lorius
Neopsittacus
Oreopsittacus
Phigys
Pseudeos
Trichoglossus
Vini
Lory and Lorikeet Taxonomy:
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Loriidae (lories and lorikeets)
Genus
Alternative Taxonomy:
Family Psittacidae
Subfamily Loriinae (lories and lorikeets)
Conservation status:
Most lories and lorikeets are classified as endangered, vulnerable, or threatened.
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