The white-plumed honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillata) 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.

White-plumed honeyeaters are common around water and are often seen in backyards and suburbs with vegetation cover.

The white-plumed honeyeater was previously placed in the genus Lichenostomus but was moved to Ptilotula after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2011 showed that the original genus was polyphyletic.
White-plumed Honeyeater
Date Location Count
2019-10-18 17:39Hamelin Homestead, Hamelin Pool3
2019-10-14 13:25Port Hedland Racecourse and Greater Sportsground8
2019-10-17 09:12South Hedland Wastewater Treatment Plant6
2019-10-15 08:10Cooke Point Holiday Park30
2019-10-13 10:00Galena Bridge Rest Area1
2019-10-21 14:06Kings Lake (Tom Price)5
2019-10-19 06:30De Grey River (Great Northern Hwy)6
2019-10-10 17:30Marble Bar Holiday Park
2019-10-22 16:30Halls Creek1
2019-10-17 06:08Yulara5
2019-10-12 06:14Kunoth Bore5
2019-10-18 08:22West MacDonnell National Park--Simpsons Gap3
2019-10-18 07:57Simpsons Gap Visitors Centre4
2019-10-17 07:30Alice Springs Desert Park
2019-10-16 16:44Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve6
2019-10-17 13:45Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
2019-10-16 09:30Olive Pink Botanic Garden
2019-10-12 14:35Lasseter's Casino Complex6
2019-10-19 06:30Lake Moondarra2
2019-10-19 12:05Mount Isa Wastewater Treatment Plant4
2019-10-18 14:15Mount Isa2
2019-10-09 15:33Pamela Street Water Tanks, Mt Isa3
2019-10-18 10:00Chinaman Creek Dam6
2019-10-19 16:03Burke River Crossing, Boulia1
2019-10-18 18:30Roora Walking Trail, Kimba1
2019-10-18 16:10Diamantina National Park--Hot Bore at -23.54766, 141.367963
2019-10-17 15:10Mount Windsor Station (restricted access)1
2019-10-23 16:46Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens3
2019-10-20 08:00Port Augusta waterfront
2019-10-15 17:40Winton3
2019-10-12 06:25Bladensburg National Park--Bough Shed campground6
2019-10-16 07:57Bladensburg National Park6
2019-10-16 05:46Long Waterhole (Winton)11
2019-10-19 07:00Mount Remarkable National Park--Hidden Camp
2019-10-10 15:59Mount Remarkable National Park--Daveys Gully Circuit6
2019-10-20 08:59Clare Valley Cabins3
2019-10-16 07:33The Rocks Reserve, Balaklava3
2019-10-19 11:30Pengilly Scrub4
2019-10-15 10:05Cobbler Creek Recreation Park8
2019-10-18 12:51Flinders University--Central Lake3
2019-10-21 09:40Onkaparinga River Recreation Park8
2019-10-23 07:59Byards Wetland (Reynella East)1
2019-10-13 08:00Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
2019-10-19 17:48Tangari Regional Park3
2019-10-09 13:24Sandy Creek Conservation Park1
2019-10-12 16:00Blackwood Forest Recreation Park1
2019-10-12 14:58NPEC Nuriootpa Waste Water Treatment Plant2
2019-10-19 07:47Altona CSR Landcare Reserve4
2019-10-22 07:00Roachdale Sanctuary, nr. Kersbrook2
2019-10-20 15:45Laratinga Wetlands
2019-10-20 14:00Nangawooka Flora Reserve1
2019-10-10 13:40Monarto Woodlands Browns Road, south end
2019-10-23 10:00Clayton Bay
2019-10-23 08:22Cadell Wetland Walk and Birdhide2
2019-10-21 12:30Langhorne Creek Cemetery Reserve1
2019-10-19 07:30Blanchetown2
2019-10-13 09:49Kinchina2
2019-10-10 15:46Rocky Gully Conservation Reserve
2019-10-21 08:00Pt Sturt Rd--private property (restricted access)
2019-10-23 09:00Hogwash Bend2
2019-10-15 05:45Barcaldine1
2019-10-15 17:21Stephens Creek X Silver City Highway1
2019-10-23 08:54Calperum Station5
2019-10-22 06:41Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre6
2019-10-20 07:51Loch Luna Game Reserve6
2019-10-23 09:56Martin's Bend, Berri5
2019-10-10 09:55Murray-Sunset National Park--Mulcra Island12
2019-10-13 12:13Lock 9, Murray River2
2019-10-16 19:00Murrayville
2019-10-12 10:45Airport State Forest (Mildura)2
2019-10-13 18:05Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--North Gumholes FRS1
2019-10-13 05:25Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Saw Pits FRS15
2019-10-16 06:00Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Lagoon Camping Area1
2019-10-20 09:30Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Lake Mournpall2
2019-10-21 06:30Hattah-Kulkyne National Park2
2019-10-16 06:45Nhill1
2019-10-19 12:40Little Desert Nature Lodge5
2019-10-12 08:15Lake Hindmarsh7
2019-10-10 12:00Euston1
2019-10-12 07:13Lake Hindmarsh--Four Mile Beach1
2019-10-11 16:16Nurcoung Reserve at -36.70139, 141.719441
2019-10-16 13:38Corsies Stockroute Watering Pt1
2019-10-15 18:43Casterton2
2019-10-23 10:55Bourke Town Wharf2
2019-10-11 10:59Wartook State Forest4
2019-10-15 14:15Hamilton2
2019-10-21 17:30Lake Hamilton
2019-10-22 09:04Goschen Bushland Reserve7
2019-10-14 12:30Panyyabyr (restricted access)3
2019-10-13 09:20Mount Bolangum Nature Conservation Reserve
2019-10-17 15:16Racecourse Lake1
2019-10-21 08:52Middle Lake Ibis Rookery5
2019-10-23 07:30Little Lake Boort
2019-10-16 16:17Balonne Hwy at Honeyma Lane3
2019-10-19 09:00Dalyenong Nature Conservation Reserve
2019-10-22 13:26Mount Korong Nature Conservation Reserve
2019-10-12 08:34Hay River Reserve3
2019-10-12 16:33Lake Goldsmith6
2019-10-19 13:11Lake Goldsmith Wildlife Reserve--Skipton Rd Cutting2
2019-10-20 14:58Kow Swamp2
2019-10-23 08:16Terrick Terrick National Park
2019-10-19 14:05Terrick Terrick National Park--Reigels Rock4
2019-10-15 10:05Jubilee Park Lake (Skipton)2
2019-10-21 15:05Terrick Terrick National Park--Mt Terrick Terrick2
2019-10-12 14:00Barrs Rd, Mingay (restricted access)1
2019-10-13 07:20Mitiamo Cemetery1
2019-10-20 06:00St. George Weir6
2019-10-23 05:20Balonne River Walk (St George)12
2019-10-19 16:45Lake Kajarabie--E. J Beardmore Dam2
2019-10-19 08:30Nombinnie Nature Reserve (East)--Euabalong-Mount Hope Rd at Round Hill Rd junction1
2019-10-22 13:40Middle Swamp (Clunes)7
2019-10-12 10:06Merin Merin Swamp State Game Reserve10
2019-10-15 15:08Macarthur Park Wetlands (Miners Rest)1
2019-10-17 05:24Moonie Hwy Waterhole at -27.98186, 148.874602
2019-10-19 08:35Greater Bendigo National Park--Kamarooka1
2019-10-12 09:10Crusoe Reservoir and No.7 Park (Bendigo)1
2019-10-18 09:00Bendigo Sewage Ponds
2019-10-20 07:24Bendigo Sewage Ponds--Wallenjoe Road Ponds2
2019-10-19 10:10Island Sanctuary (Deniliquin)4
2019-10-15 07:13Deniliquin Environs5
2019-10-14 11:05White Hills Chinese Diggings Historic Area
2019-10-20 13:45Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve, Clydesdale6
2019-10-19 07:06Muckleford2
2019-10-19 07:00Murray Valley National Park--Gulpa Island4
2019-10-21 11:04Barkers Creek Reservoir3
2019-10-16 14:30Axe Creek at Sinclairs Rd (restricted access)
2019-10-19 14:00Pilchers Bridge Nature Conservation Reserve2
2019-10-20 11:41Campaspe River at Elmore4
2019-10-19 14:30Lake Cargelligo--Leki C Hide4
2019-10-17 10:07Eight Mile Tank Rd Rankin Springs2
2019-10-19 17:11Lake Eppalock—Murrowood Lane and Teal Bay6
2019-10-15 09:45Greens Lake (Corop)
2019-10-19 16:38Lake Eppalock--Moorabbee Inlet 10
2019-10-19 15:14Lake Eppalock--Old Bendigo Road8
2019-10-17 06:30Cocoparra National Park--Woolshed Flat Camping Area6
2019-10-20 13:00Heathcote-Graytown National Park--Forest Drive North2
2019-10-13 15:40Spring Plains Nature Conservation Reserve--Hodsmans Gate / Long Gully2
2019-10-19 09:20Barmah National Park--Ulupna Island10
2019-10-18 07:00Chinamans Lagoon (Miles)1
2019-10-18 13:45Jerilderie Lake5
2019-10-14 11:52Jacksons Creek at Kilmore Rd1
2019-10-20 16:44Willowite Rd at Thompson Creek, Mt Duneed4
2019-10-20 09:00Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre38
2019-10-22 11:50You Yangs Regional Park--Visitor Entrance Area1
2019-10-13 08:06You Yangs Regional Park17
2019-10-19Buckley Falls Park3
2019-10-23 08:00Seagull Paddock (North Geelong)6
2019-10-23 14:13You Yangs Regional Park--Branding Yard3
2019-10-20 14:39Tahbilk Wetlands and Wildlife Reserve2
2019-10-19 11:57You Yangs Regional Park--southeast corner2
2019-10-22 09:29Anglesea Rd at Blackgate Rd, Mt Duneed30
2019-10-23 08:45Gemmill Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve4
2019-10-23 10:16Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands
2019-10-19 07:20Cobram Willows Caravan Park3
2019-10-16 16:15Jordans Bend, Goulburn River2
2019-10-16 16:00Balaclava Rd b/w Goulburn Valley Hwy and The Boulevard, Shepparton1
2019-10-21 15:25Old Breakwater Bridge, Barwon River3
2019-10-21 15:01Breakwater2
2019-10-19 06:30Fivebough Wetlands2
2019-10-14 10:14Pousties Rd, Avalon7
2019-10-18 18:35Banded Lapwing Paddock, Beach Road, Avalon3
2019-10-19 08:38Moolap Station Rd at Townsend Rd, Moolap2
2019-10-13 08:27Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--T Section Ponds1
2019-10-15 09:10Princes Freeway at Little River Rd2
2019-10-14 11:38Mangalore Nature Conservation Reserve2
2019-10-15 16:10Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Western Lagoons2
2019-10-22 11:40Hospital Swamp--Hospital Swamps Rd7
2019-10-15 09:20Seymour River Walk2
2019-10-23 13:50New Crossing Place, Seymour2
2019-10-20 07:08Organ Pipes National Park21
2019-10-12 08:54Whiteheads Creek at Oak St, Seymour2
2019-10-20 08:23Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
2019-10-22 09:30Seymour Bushland Park2
2019-10-21 13:20Woodlands Historic Park8
2019-10-09 18:10Blue Waters Lake Reserve, Ocean Grove
2019-10-10 13:06Craigieburn2
2019-10-21 16:48Skeleton Creek Boardwalk (Sanctuary Lakes)2
2019-10-10 08:00Truganina Swamp, Altona2
2019-10-11 09:30Jacana Wetland10
2019-10-13 11:36Truganina Park4
2019-10-10 10:30Point Cook Cheetham Wetlands5
2019-10-11 08:00Point Cook Coastal Park--Homestead and Beach4
2019-10-21 10:14Newells Paddock Wetland Reserve2
2019-10-14 12:25Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)7
2019-10-23 09:46Royal Park --Trin Warren Tam-boore3
2019-10-21 10:05Perc White Reserve2
2019-10-10 09:59Royal Melbourne Zoo, Parkville3
2019-10-20 09:16Royal Park, Parkville2
2019-10-14 08:25Melbourne CBD1
2019-10-16 07:40Flinders Street Railway Station
2019-10-20 08:45Seven Creeks Walking Track15
2019-10-15 08:37Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne)1
2019-10-14 19:01Plenty Gorge Park--South Morang Wetlands4
2019-10-13 07:52La Trobe University Bundoora--Wildlife Sanctuary5
2019-10-13 16:05Bolin Bolin Billabong1
2019-10-16 10:15Shadforth Reserve2
2019-10-23 06:18West Wyalong STW and Rotary Park Wetlands3
2019-10-10 09:11Monash University Caulfield Campus1
2019-10-22 17:39Glen Iris Park5
2019-10-22 12:28Karkarook Park
2019-10-10 11:04Huntingdale1
2019-10-14 16:45Blackburn Lake3
2019-10-13 11:45Madden Rd, Heatherton
2019-10-11 11:47Herriotts Glen Reserve
2019-10-15 16:37Morack Golf Course4
2019-10-23 15:35Shepherds Bush2
2019-10-13 06:56Koomba Park1
2019-10-20 11:55Braeside Park3
2019-10-21 12:25Waterways Estate5
2019-10-22 12:00The Keys Wetlands, Keysborough10
2019-10-20 11:57Dandenong Valley Wetland2
2019-10-10 12:00Jaycee Island (Benalla)1
2019-10-21 06:40Corhanwarrabul and Ferny Creek, Knoxfield2
2019-10-14 13:19Lilydale Sewage Treatment Plant2
2019-10-21 14:10Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens5
2019-10-22 17:00Serpentine Lagoon, Goondiwindi6
2019-10-20 12:30Schwagers Bore, Pilliga Scrub25
2019-10-11 17:26Balbirooroo Wetlands4
2019-10-18 18:55Avoca Lane, Glenrowan (restricted access)2
2019-10-20 12:40Royal Botanic Gardens (Cranbourne)10
2019-10-23 17:15Hamilton Park Trail, Glenrowan8
2019-10-12 14:00Woori Yallock2
2019-10-18 17:49Westview St Dubbo4
2019-10-21 11:45Gum Swamp TSR (Forbes)2
2019-10-22 13:54Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo2
2019-10-20 17:19Lake Forbes2
2019-10-18 05:15Lake Broadwater Conservation Park2
2019-10-11 13:45Phillip Island2
2019-10-13 14:15Oswin Roberts Reserve, Phillip Island1
2019-10-12 15:00Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Chiltern
2019-10-13 12:00Rhyll Inlet1
2019-10-13 07:00Rhyll1
2019-10-12 15:36Chiltern Rest Area East5
2019-10-13 08:35Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park-Andersons Track2
2019-10-12 14:16Back Yamma State Forest4
2019-10-16 13:00Pilliga Nature Reserve--Sandstone Caves2
2019-10-22 07:36Narrabri1
2019-10-19 13:25Marrambidya Wetland3
2019-10-21 16:00Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga1
2019-10-16 16:15Mount Kaputar National Park--Sawn Rocks2
2019-10-12 13:53Livingstone National Park
2019-10-22 06:15Osbornes Flat, Yackandandah
2019-10-19 08:30Mahon Lane (restricted access)
2019-10-11 11:32Barryrennie Rd, Cowra2
2019-10-13 05:30Lake Burrendong State Park
2019-10-13 11:00Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum3
2019-10-17 08:00Bingara2
2019-10-11 12:50Back Creek Travelling Stock Reserve (Cowra)5
2019-10-21 16:22Cowra STW3
2019-10-11 14:00Cowra Caravan Park2
2019-10-12 16:55Lachlan River at Carob Bean Avenue, Cowra8
2019-10-22 15:00Koorawatha Reserve--riverbank entry2
2019-10-21 14:12Cowra Japanese Garden4
2019-10-12 09:15Koorawatha Weir and Falls3
2019-10-21 11:13Cowra Holiday Park5
2019-10-11 15:58Britons Travelling Stock Reserve3
2019-10-18 17:35Jessops Lagoon4
2019-10-22 08:23Spring Forest, Cucum Gilla1
2019-10-23 14:06Orange Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-23 08:36Charles Sturt University, Orange1
2019-10-19 07:15Spring Creek Reservoir, Orange1
2019-10-21 14:20Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee6
2019-10-11 10:25Lawson Park (Mudgee)6
2019-10-20 13:00Glen Riddle Recreation Reserve. Barraba.2
2019-10-11 08:36Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve
2019-10-18 07:45Sundown National Park--Permanents Waterhole Track2
2019-10-19 17:00Joseph Wills Park, Elsmore2
2019-10-20 15:00Danthonia5
2019-10-22 07:00River Road, Bathurst3
2019-10-18 13:00Girraween National Park3
2019-10-12 09:30Rylstone10
2019-10-20 08:27Riverside Park, Tamworth5
2019-10-19 08:00Capertee National Park32
2019-10-09 15:05Noola Road, Bogee7
2019-10-10 07:46Spring Creek Rd at Mulla Creek Rd, Mulla Creek1
2019-10-20 08:48Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #121
2019-10-19 06:30Capertee Valley14
2019-10-17 17:15Meadow Flat1
2019-10-20 06:15Capertee Valley--Genowlan Rd4
2019-10-19 07:30Capertee Valley--Genowlan Bridge4
2019-10-17 08:00West Belconnen Pond1
2019-10-18 16:25Huntingdale Road, Capertee Valley6
2019-10-20 07:05Hall Travelling Stock Reserve9
2019-10-18 13:45Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #56
2019-10-17 07:28Bibaringa (restricted access)4
2019-10-20 08:25Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #104
2019-10-13 10:00The Pinnacle Nature Reserve2
2019-10-21 07:56Lake Ginninderra--Macdermott Place3
2019-10-15 13:35Lake Ginninderra3
2019-10-14 09:13MacLeod Morass Wildlife Reserve1
2019-10-21 07:15Capertee Valley--'Binalong' (restricted access)12
2019-10-13 13:52Lake Wallace--Foreshore on western side1
2019-10-19 08:00Yerrabi Pond1
2019-10-19 17:10Lake Wallace1
2019-10-13 14:52Flemington Road Ponds (Kenny)1
2019-10-12 12:21Glen Davis2
2019-10-14 06:30Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve1
2019-10-09 17:38Bowen Park and foreshore1
2019-10-15 07:25Isabella Pond1
2019-10-20 09:20Wollemi National Park--Coorongooba Camping Area3
2019-10-22 09:23Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--pool1
2019-10-20 06:32Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--paddocks (east)1
2019-10-23 12:44Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve1
2019-10-16 09:28Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Billabong Loop1
2019-10-13 05:56Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant (no access)1
2019-10-23 08:06Namadgi National Park--Visitor Centre2
2019-10-17 07:56Gilmore Horse Paddocks2
2019-10-20 10:00Namadgi National Park--Glendale Crossing2
2019-10-19 11:01Medhurst Bridge5
2019-10-20 09:39Namadgi National Park--Yankee Hat car park and track4
2019-10-16 08:25Gambles TSR, Sutton Road, Sutton1
2019-10-19 08:00Pughs Lagoon2
2019-10-22 09:21Richmond Lowlands1
2019-10-10 13:00Onus Lane, Richmond Lowlands1
2019-10-21 13:00Bushells Lagoon2
2019-10-20 12:15Westbrook Road, Bickley Vale3
2019-10-22 12:15Lake Yandel'ora, Mt Annan2
2019-10-11 15:00Mount Annan Botanic Gardens--Lake Nadungamba2
2019-10-14 08:30Mount Annan Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-15 16:00Bow Bowing Park, Minto3
2019-10-22 16:35Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland1
2019-10-14 17:16Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway and Viewing Platform1