The Lorikeets form a unique group of generally very colorful parrots with several distinctive characteristics. The principal difference from other groups of Parrots is their adaptation to a pollen, nectar and fruit diet. Lorikeets aren’t designed to grind seeds; they don’t have the necessary equipment, such as a strong, muscle-lined gizzard. Rather, they are possessed of a very agile, brush-like tongue for collecting nectar and pollen. They also consume a small proportion of insects, fruit and berries. Such adaptations, together with special digestive enzymes, allow them to effectively utilize their special diet. Lorikeets are notorious for the volume and liquid nature of their droppings.