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2014-05-20 23:01:50

Guests can buy nectar cups and hand-feed the lorikeets in walk-through aviary, open May 24-Sept. 1.

Bats Get Tongue Erections
2013-05-07 08:31:33

What do busy janitors and nectar feeding bats have in common? They both want to wipe up as much liquid as they can, as fast as they can. And it turns out, they both have specialized equipment for the job.

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2007-09-28 12:29:47

Two centuries after a dazzlingly feathered parrot called the Rimitara lorikeet disappeared from the Cook Islands, a breeding colony of the birds has been re-established with the help of the islands' royalty.


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New Caledonian Lorikeet, Charmosyna diadema
2014-09-11 10:20:57

The New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema) is a potentially extinct lorikeet that is native to the Melanesian island of New Caledonia. This lorikeet measured 18 to 19 centimeters in length, 7 to 8 centimeters of which is the pointed and slim tail. The wings are pointed and slender as well, measuring 91 millimeters in the only specimens. The tarsus measures 16 centimeters long. Female birds are overall green, with deep violet blue crown and dark blue thighs, a yellowish face and...

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2009-04-07 18:19:43

The Red Lory (Eos bornea) is a species of parrot that is native to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and tropical mangrove forests. This bird is intelligent, playful and has a colorful plumage. The adult is mainly deep pomegranate-red with blue markings on the wings and face. The beak is orange. It is about 10 to 12 inches in length. It is one of the most common bird of this species to be kept in captivity. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-07 18:16:07

The Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a species of bird that is found in south-central and eastern Australia. It was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 in the vicinity of Port Jackson in what is now Sydney. Common names for this species are Red-eared Lorikeet, and Green Keet. The Green Leek and King Parrot have been incorrectly applied to this species in the past. This bird is 8.5 inches in length. It is mostly green with a red forehead, blue crown and unique...

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