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Willie Wagtail

Rhipidura leucophrys

Description:

The Willie Wagtail is the largest, and most well-known, of the Australian fantails. The plumage is black above with a white belly. The Willie Wagtail can be distinguished from other similar-sized black and white birds by its black throat and white eyebrows and whisker marks. The name wagtail stems from the constant sideways wagging of the tail.

Habitat:

Willie Wagtails are found in most open habitats, especially open forests and woodlands, tending to be absent from wet sclerophyll forests and rainforests. They are often associated with water-courses and wetlands and are common around human habitation.


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New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.81, Long: 151.00

Spotted on Aug 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 27, 2012

Spotted for mission

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