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Yellow-plumed Honeyeater

(Lichenostomus ornatus)
Alternate name(s): "Mallee Honeyeater"
Aboriginal name(s): "miamit" (WA)

Size: 15-17 cm
Weight: 13-18 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Yellow-plumed Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Near-frontal portrait of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Collins Road, near Westdale, 80 km East of Perth, WA, October 2016]

Near-frontal view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Collins Road, near Westdale, 80 km East of Perth, WA, October 2016]

Near-lateral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Kelly Road cemetery, Linga, on the Mallee Highway, VIC, November 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Kelly Road cemetery, Linga, on the Mallee Highway, VIC, November 2018]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Collins Road, near Westdale, 80 km East of Perth, WA, October 2016]

View of the back of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Collins Road, near Westdale, 80 km East of Perth, WA, October 2016]

Ventral and dorsal views, respectively, of Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Collins Road, near Westdale, 80 km East of Perth, WA, October 2016]

Near-lateral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage launching itself into the air
(photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Kelly Road cemetery, Linga, on the Mallee Highway, VIC, November 2018]

Ventral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in breeding plumage just after take-off (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Mulga Dam Camping Area, Kamarooka State Park, VIC, October 2018]

NON-BREEDING

Ventral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater in non-breeding plumage - note the pale base of the bill, paired with prominent (adult) plume (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dryandra Woodlands, near Narrogin, WA, May 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a Yellow-plumed Honeyeater; note the yellow base of the bill and thin eye-ring and the inconspicuous yellow plume characteristic of juvenile birds (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Cocopara NP, NSW, November 2012]

Food, Diet

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, back and Yellow-tufted Honeyeater having a drink from a shallow waterhole
(photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Mulga Dam Camping Area, Kamarooka State Park, VIC, October 2018]

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