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White-plumed Honeyeater

Scientific Name: Lichenostomus penicillatus

Description: The White-plumed Honeyeater is a medium-sized honeyeater with a slightly down-curved bill. The white plume below the ear of this honeyeater is sometimes difficult to see, but the overall olive-green plumage helps to identify this species from other local honeyeaters

White-plumed Honeyeaters are found in open woodland where smooth-barked eucalypts are growing. They are a year-round resident, often found in small groups that keep in contact with the cheery “do-wheet” or “chick-o-wee” call. They move from tree to tree with rapid darting movements. They are aggressive birds and fiercely defend their territories. They feed on nectar, insects, fruit, and some seeds.

Type: Bird
Where to find: Open forests and woodlands, often near water.
Size: 16cm