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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.
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.