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Bird White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus)


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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Scientific Name: Lichenostomus penicillatus

Common Name: White-plumed Honeyeater

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: found everywhere except in the tropical north, Cape York Peninsula and the most arid areas.

Habitat: open forests and woodlands, often near water and wetlands

Field Notes: medium-sized honeyeater with a slightly down-curved bill. It is yellowish-olive to grey above, pale brown-grey below, with a yellowish head and a distinctive white neck-plume, giving the bird its name. The males are slightly larger but the sexes are otherwise similar. Usually gregarious and seen constantly moving from tree to tree with rapid darting movements.

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