|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Honeyeater (Meliphagidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata)|
|This Photo:||Totem Game|
|Other name:||Mallee Honeyeater|
Thank you Jack Morgan, Jenny Donald & Brendan Duggan for confirming the id of this species for us
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
They have this strange habit of a flock of birds flying to a single dead upright branch, and seeing who manages to get on top. It's the only bird we've seen do this.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Olive head with a thick yellow line (plume) under the ear.
Striated, buff breast. The back is striated-grey bleeding to yellow wings.