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Lorikeets and Lories
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia



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 sufficent 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 bioloical order Psittaciformes.

  • Subfamily Loriinae
    • Black Lory,, Chalcopsitta atra
    • Duvenbode's Lory,, Chalcopsitta duivenbodei
    • Yellow-streaked Lory,, Chalcopsitta sintillata
    • Cardinal Lory, Chalcopsitta cardinalis
    • Black-winged Lory, Eos cyanogenia
    • Violet-necked Lory, Eos squamata
    • Blue-streaked Lory, Eos reticulata
    • Red and Blue Lory, Eos histrio
    • Red Lory, Eos bornea
    • Blue-eared Lory, Eos semilarvata
    • Dusky Lory, Pseudeos fuscata
    • Ornate Lory, Trichoglossus ornatus
    • Ponape Lory, Trichoglossus rubiginosus
    • Johnstone's Lorikeet, Trichoglossus johnstoniae
    • Yellow and Green Lorikeet, Trichoglossus flavoviridis
    • Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus
    • Perfect Lorikeet, Trichoglossus euteles
    • Varied Lorikeet, Trichoglossus versicolor
    • Iris Lorikeet, Trichoglossus iris
    • Goldie's Lorikeet, Trichoglossus goldiei
    • Purple-bellied Lory, Lorius hypoinochrous
    • Black-capped Lory, Lorius lory
    • White-naped Lory, Lorius albidinuchus
    • Stresemann's Lory, Lorius amabilis
    • Yellow-bibbed Lory, Lorius chlorocercus
    • Purple-naped Lory, Lorius domicellus
    • Blue-thighed Lory, Lorius tibialis
    • Chattering Lory, Lorius garrulus
    • Collared Lory, Phigys solitarius
    • Blue-crowned Lory, Vini austalis
    • Kuhl's Lory, Vini kuhlii
    • Stephen's Lory, Vini stpheni
    • Tahitian Lory, Vini peruviana
    • Ultramarine Lory, Vini ultramarina
    • Musk Lorikeet[?], Glossopsitta concinna
    • Little Lorikeet[?], Glossopsitta pusilla
    • Purple-crowned Lorikeet[?], Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
    • Palm Lorikeet, Charmosyna palmarum
    • Red-chinned Lorikeet, Charmosyna rubrigularis
    • Meek's Lorikeet, Charmosyna meeki
    • Blue-fronted Lorikeet, Charmosyna toxopei
    • Striated Lorikeet, Charmosyna multistriata
    • Wilhelmina's Lorikeet, Charmosyna wilhelminae
    • Red-spotted Lorikeet, Charmosyna rubronotata
    • Red-flanked Lorikeet, Charmosyna placentis
    • New Caledonian Lorikeet, Charmosyna diadema
    • Red-throated Lorikeet, Charmosyna amabilis
    • Duchess Lorikeet, Charmosyna margarethae
    • Fairy Lorikeet, Charmosyna pulchella
    • Josephine's Lory, Charmosyna josefinae
    • Papuan Lory, Charmosyna papou
    • Whiskered Lorikeet, Oreopsittacus arfaki
    • Musschenbroek's Lorikeet, Neopsittacus musschenbroekii
    • Emerald Lorikeet, Neopsittacus pullicauda
  • Subfamily Micropsittinae
  • Subfamily Psittacini (Afrotropical parrots[?]
  • Subfamily Psittrichadini
  • Subfamily Arini (neotropical parrots[?])
  • Subfamily Platycercinae
  • Subfamily Nestorinae (Kea and Kaka[?])
  • Subfamily Strigopinae (Kakapo)
  • Unplaced tribe Psittaculini (paleotropic parrots[?])
  • Unplaced tribe Cyclopsitticini (fig parrots[?])
  • Unplaced tribe Polytelini (long-tailed parrots[?])

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