Lories and lorikeets (tribe Lorini) are small to medium-sized arboreal parrots characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar of various blossoms and soft fruits, preferably berries. They are widely distributed throughout the Australasian region, including south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Australia, and the majority have very brightly coloured plumage. The differences between Lories and Lorikeets are the tails. In general, Lories are bigger with tails that are short and rounded. Lorikeets tend to be smaller with longer, pointed tails.
See also: Black capped lory, Dusky Lory, Yellow backed lory