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Bird Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)

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Common Name: Willie Wagtail

Scientific name: Rhipidura leucophrys

Family: Dicruridae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: found throughout mainland Australia but is absent from Tasmania.

Habitat: found in most open habitats, especially open forests and woodlands, and are common around human habitation.

Field Notes: 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 .

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

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Dusty Miller

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The outside of the nest is often spider web, around a core of woven grass. They come and get webs from my windows during the nesting season.
 

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Chicks Jan 2012. Large clutch. First photo shows 4th chick at rear.


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Permanent nest reused eastern aspect of house yearly. Can see nest construction using spider web that Dusty M made note in previous post.
 
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