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 (lôr′ĭ-kēt′, lŏr′-)
Any of several small, often brilliantly colored Australasian parrots that feed primarily on soft fruits and on nectar and pollen.


(ˈlɒrɪˌkiːt; ˌlɒrɪˈkiːt)
(Animals) any of various small lories, such as Glossopsitta versicolor (varied lorikeet) or Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)
[C18: from lory + -keet, as in parakeet]


(ˈlɔr ɪˌkit, ˈlɒr-)

any of various small lories.
[1765–75; lory + (para) keet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lorikeet - any of various small lorieslorikeet - any of various small lories    
lory - small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits
Glossopsitta versicolor, varied Lorikeet - lorikeet with a colorful coat
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Release date- 12082019 - White Cliff Minerals Limited ('White Cliff' or 'the Company') is pleased to advise shareholders that it has executed an agreement with Lorikeet Resources (WCM) Pty Ltd ('Lorikeet'), whereby Lorikeet could earn a 50% interest in E38/2693 ('Tenement') by defining an Inferred Resources of 75koz of gold as defined under the 2012 JORC Code, within three years from the date of execution ('Agreement').
The beautiful blue-crowned lorikeet may nest in a tree or dig a burrow!
The avian species infected were a sulfur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and a rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus).
Make your way to the Lorikeet habitat and feed the colourful birds*, taking a stroll through the Butterfly Forest to see the evolution of one of the most delicate animals and meeting our Pets and Goats in Explorer Zone.
The team is confident that three Brazilian birds--including the Spix's Macaw, which was made famous by the Disney film Rio--are gone for good in the wild, along with the Javan lapwing, Eskimo curlew, and New Caledonian lorikeet.
For a really special experience, grab a ticket for the Lorikeet Lookout, where you'll be given a pot of nectar so that you can try to attract the beautiful rainbow lorikeets to your hand!
Pathogenic bacterial strains of this genus can be acquired in birds from ingestion, wound contamination or overgrowth of normal gastrointestinal flora (Filippich and Domrow, 1985).This report describes incidence, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of clostridial enteritis in red lories (Eos bornea), rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) and green naped lorikeet (Trichoglossus hematodus hematodus) maintained at commercial parrot farm in Injambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
TWO tiny rainbow lorikeet chicks are being hand-reared by keepers at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Jim Salyards, head of horticulture at historic estate Filoli (which will plant more than 15,000 daffodil bulbs this fall), recommends 'Las Vegas', with a yellow trumpet and ivory petals; 'Lorikeet', with a salmon center and lemon yellow petals; and 'Spellbinder', bright yellow with splashes of white.
These include the scarlet-breasted lorikeet and a subspecies of hill myna, a bird that is able to imitate human voices.