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Lorikeets and Lories
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Rainbow Lorikeets


Rainbow Lorikeets
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Subfamily:Loriinae
Genera

Chalcopsitta
Eos
Pseudeos
Trichoglossus
Lorius
Phigys
Vini
Glossopsitta
Charmosyna
Oreopsittacus
Neopsittacus

Lorikeets and lories are small, brightly coloured, highly aboreal parrots. They are usually classified as Loriinae, the most clearly distinct of the several rather uncertain subfamilies within the Psittacidae. Some authorities regard the differences between the Loriinae and the other parrots as sufficient to justify promoting the group to full family status, in which case, following the biological naming conventions, they become the Loriidae, and are placed alongside the remaining true parrots (Psittacidae) and the cockatoos (Cacatuidae) within the biological order Psittaciformes.

FAMILY PSITTACIDAE (parrots)

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