Birds of Australia
Common Name: Willie Wagtail
Scientific Name: Rhipidura leucophrys
Willie Wagtail, Long Jetty Oct 2012
Willie Wagtails are Australia's largest Fantail and not really a Wagtail at all.
Willie Wagtail on nest, the nest is made from spider web. Often they nest under a Magpie lark or Pee Wee nest for protection to to their agressive behaviour. They also rely on sitting still and not being noticed.
Willie Wagtails are insectiverious and nest near water. This nest is located on the walking trail around Tuggerah Lake beside Tunbi Umbi Creek just before the bridge and many people walk past this daily.
Willly Wagtail looking for insects, Budgewoi, NSW May 2015
Willly Wagtail with an insect it caught, Budgewoi, June 2015
Willlie Wagtail Budgewoi, NSW June 2014
Willlie Wagtail Budgewoi, NSW Nov 2014
Juvenile Willie Wagtail, Budgewoi NSW Jan 2015
Adult and juvenile Willie Wagtail Budgewoi NSW Jan 2015