White-plumed honeyeater

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White-plumed honeyeater
White-plumed honeyeater sundown08.jpg
At Sundown National Park, Queensland, Australia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Lichenostomus
Species: L. penicillatus
Binomial name
Lichenostomus penicillatus
(Gould, 1837)

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. The size of an average white-plumed honeyeater is approximately 19 cm.