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Lichenostomus penicillatus

Lichenostomus penicillatus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Meliphagoidea
Familia: Meliphagidae
Genus: Lichenostomus
Species: Lichenostomus penicillatus
Subspecies: L. p. calconi - L. p. carteri - L. p. centralia - L. p. geraldtonensis - L. p. interioris - L. p. ladasi - L. p. leilavalensis - L. p. mellori - L. p. penicillatus


Lichenostomus penicillatus (Gould, 1837)

Vernacular names


A synopsis of the birds of Australia, and the adjacent islands. pt1 pl.15 fig.1

The White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus is a bird native to Australia. 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. Honeyeaters feed on nectar and insects and their nest is a small cup nest in a tree. The size of an average White-plumed Honeyeater is approximately 19 cm.

* BirdLife International (2004). Lichenostomus penicillatus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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