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Lories and Lorikeets?


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#1 Amyshizzle

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

Are lories and lorikeets the same thing??

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:46 PM

Yes and no. They all belong to the same subfamily, and are usually lumped into the name of "lories" - but lories are larger bodied - usually with shorter/blunter tails and lorikeets are smaller bodied with longer tails. AT least that is from my understanding - but the two terms are used in exchange for eachother quite frequently.
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#3 Amyshizzle

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:58 PM

ohhh I see, hmm thats interesting. They are very pretty birds. I love rainbow lorikeets! I was considering changing which type of bird I wanted buuuut then I read that lorikeets are very loud and very messy (but all birds are messy lol) so I'll stick with a GCC for now. =)




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