Willie Wagtail at Manly Dam

So much restless energy. A Willie Wagtail flits from spot to spot, flicking and fanning his tail for anyone who may be watching.

Willie Wagtails are members of the fantail family. Most of those I’ve seen wave their tails from side to side, rather than fanning them. But this one does occasionally show a bit of fan action.

Here’s a still photo, with a nice view of the bird’s white eyebrow:


Common name: Willie Wagtail

Scientific name: Rhipidura leucophrys

Approximate length: 20 cm

Date spotted: 13 June 2016

Season: Winter

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’36.5″S 151°15’16.1″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2016/06/13, in Birds, Fantail. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Cool footage of the wagtail and a brilliant close up shot. 🙂

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