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White Plumed Honeyeater

Lichenostomus penicillatus

Description:

The White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus) is a bird native to Australia. It is yellow above and paler beneath, with a black and white line on the sides of its neck. The white neck band of a White-plumed Honeyeater is its most prominent feature, the rest of the feathers being shades of green and buff. Juveniles have a pinkish orange beak that darkens to black in adults.

Habitat:

Honeyeaters feed on nectar and insects and their nest is a small cup nest in a tree.Spotted in an urban park in Canberra, next to the lake.

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2 Comments

LouiseBlackwood
LouiseBlackwood 6 years ago

Looked it up @kdpicturemaker - that looks like him right enough! Thanks for the tip :)

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Could possibly be a White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus). Difficult to see the thin white line around the base of the cheek feathers though. Lovely photo.

LouiseBlackwood
Spotted by
LouiseBlackwood

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Spotted on Dec 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014

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