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Day 49: Lorikeet

Lorikeets are “medium sized arboreal parrots” who use their long, delicate tongues to sip nectar from flowers, fruits, and berries.

A rainbow lorikeet drinking - note the long, delicate tongue, used to sample nectar.
A rainbow lorikeet drinking – note the long, delicate tongue, used to sample nectar.

What is less well-known is that lorikeets can come in many exotic color combinations, and that they can use their slender tongues to find nectar in the most unusual places.

Hmmm. This looks new and interesting.
Hmmm. Mom’s breakfast cup. This nectar looks new and interesting.
I'll just sample a small portion.
I’ll just sample a small portion.
Yup. Mom's diving for the rectangular flashing thing again.
Wow. This is quite good!
Clearly I'm up for "bravest, prettiest, smartest bird of the year" again - she just keeps flashing and flashing.
There goes Mom, diving for that flashing device she likes to point at me. Obviously I’m up for “bravest, prettiest, smartest bird of the year” again. Okay, okay, Mom, I’ll pose.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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