Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Lorikeet Eats Nectar

At the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Lorikeet Landing allows visitors to feed the birds from little cups of nectar. The zoo website describes the colorful birds:
Lories and lorikeets have a body part that is unique among parrots: a brushlike tongue! Instead of eating mostly nuts and seeds like other parrots, lories and lorikeets dine on flowers, pollen, and nectar.
Miriam and Alice enjoyed feeding them. After the nectar was gone, one lorikeet brushed the edges of the little cup with his tongue.

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