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With their unique brush-like tongue, lorikeets play a major role in pollination while feeding (particularly the pollination of coconut trees). Sometimes up to 1,000 individuals might congregate when foraging and roosting. They are among the world’s most colourful parrots.
|Classification||Order: parrots; family: Psittacidae|
|Habitat||Rainforests, sparse forests, also gardens and residential areas of Eastern Australia to Tasmania|
|Reproduction||2 eggs are laid in tree cavities, incubation: 24–25 days|
|Diet||Fruits, nectar, pollen, flowers, seeds and insects|