Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
In Flight
White-plumed Honeyeater
Juvenile, profile
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)
Species: Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata)
This Photo:     Totem Game
Synonym: Lichenostomus ornatus
Other name: Mallee Honeyeater

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.

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Sep-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)