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2013-05-07 08:31:33

Watch the video "A Dynamic Nectar Mop" April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. A new study, led by Brown University, describes the previously undiscovered mechanism used by the bat, Glossophaga soricina, to slurp up extra nectar from within a flower: a tongue tip...

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2007-09-28 12:29:47

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- 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. About 100 years ago after the parrots died out on the Cook Islands, the queen of Rimitara Island in French Polynesia to the east issued a royal decree that locals say saved the last naturally occurring population of the lorikeet, one of the Pacific's most...


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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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