Although the terms lorikeet and lory tend to be subjective, the most common distinction between the two is that lorikeets have longer tails, whereas lories have shorter, more blunt tails. While you might think that their plumage causes them to stand out and be more susceptible to predators, it actually allows them to more effectively blend in with the canopy. Take home this amazing avian figurine today, or pick it up as a thoughtful gift for a bird lover you know!
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 6.25 L x 3.75 H
- Size in inches: 2.46 L x 1.48 H
- UPC: 095866000448
The New Caledonian lorikeet may be extinct, but there is a possibility that it still exists in the more remote areas of its former range. The ultramarine lorikeet (Vini ultramarina) is listed as endangered and the blue lorikeet (Vini peruviana) as vulnerable. Both species are feeling pressure because of loss of habitat and the introduction of damaging species, especially rats and feral cats.