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.
Where to find: Open forests and woodlands, often near water.