What is a Lory?

 The Lory is a small parrot noted for its brilliant feathers of red, green, blue, yellow, and purple. Lories live only in the Australasian region. They differ from most parrots because their tongues end in hairs, like brushes. Lories use their tongues to feed on flower nectar and pollen. They also like fruit. The bill is red or orange, and is rather light and weak.
   Scientific Classification. Lories are members of the parrot family, Psittacidae. They are classified in the subfamily Loriinae. The blue-crowned lory is genus Vini, species V. australis.

Lory (Vini australis)