White-plumed Honeyeater
Juvenile, front
White-plumed Honeyeater
Adult, front
White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillata)
This Photo:     Juvenile, back
Synonym: Lichenostomus penicillatus

Thank you Brendan Duggan for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Flinders Ranges and elsewhere
Yellow head. A thin black line highlights a thicker white line (the plume) below the ear.
Grey back with olive wings. Lightly striated, buff breast.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Jul-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)