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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.


ClassificationOrder: parrots; family: Psittacidae
HabitatRainforests, sparse forests, also gardens and residential areas of Eastern Australia to Tasmania
Reproduction2 eggs are laid in tree cavities, incubation: 24–25 days
DietFruits, nectar, pollen, flowers, seeds and insects

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.