Glossopsitta


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Related to Glossopsitta: Musk Lorikeet, Glossopsitta concinna
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Noun1.Glossopsitta - a genus of Loriinae
bird genus - a genus of birds
Glossopsitta versicolor, varied Lorikeet - lorikeet with a colorful coat
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Species included in this study were laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae; n = 11), rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus; n = 6), musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna; n = 1), crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans; n = 9), eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius; n = 1), galah (Eolopirns roseicapilla; n = 3), yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus; n = 1), Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen\ n = 4), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides, n = 7), southern boobook owl (Ninox novaeseelandiae; n = 1), Australian hobby (Falco longipennis; n = 1), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus; n = 1) and brown goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus; n = 1).
Even the Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Glossopsitta porphyrocephala, which feeds extensively on pollen and nectar at certain times of the year (Churchill and Christensen 1970) and shows anatomical features of the tongue and gut to facilitate pollen and nectar digestion (Richardson and Woollet 1990), was only able to fully digest 48% of the pollen grains ingested, although many grains were partially digested (Wooller et al.