White-plumed Honeyeater (species: Ptilotula penicillatus) in Gardens of Stone NP (Gaia Guide)
Ptilotula penicillatus
White-plumed Honeyeater

©Leo: White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillatus)

©Tom Tarrant: White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillatus)

©Alec Brennan: White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillatus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Ptilotula
Species Ptilotula penicillatus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is yellow above and paler beneath, with a black and white line on the sides of its neck. The white neck band of a White-plumed Honeyeater is its most prominent feature, the rest of the feathers being shades of green and buff. Juveniles have a pinkish orange beak that darkens to black in adults. (Wikipedia)


  • From 15 cm to 19 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



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They feed on nectar and insects. (Wikipedia)

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