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White Plumed Honeyeater

Lichenostomus penicillatus


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.

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LouiseBlackwood 9 years ago

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

kdpicturemaker 9 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.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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

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