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Willie Wagtail

Rhipidura leucophrys


The Willie Wagtail is insectivorous and spends much time chasing prey in open habitat. Its common name is derived from its habit of wagging its tail horizontally when foraging on the ground. Aggressive and territorial, the Willie Wagtail will often harass much larger birds such as the Laughing Kookaburra and Wedge-tailed Eagle. It has responded well to human alteration of the landscape and is a common sight in urban lawns, parks, and gardens.

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JennytheTurtle 9 years ago

Thanks everyone :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful bird.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Awesome bird,

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Well done. I tried to get one of these today and it just wouldn't keep still long enough. Fabulous little bird.

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2173, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 5, 2012


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