Willie Wagtail

The Willie Wagtail is the largest fantail in Australia. They usually pair for life. Its common name is derived from its habit of wagging its tail.

Willie Wagtail forages for insects, running or in short sallies. We saw them in Centennial Park in Sydney.

Nests are normally placed on a horizontal branch of a tree, or other similar structure. The cream-coloured eggs, speckled with grey and brown are incubated by both sexes. The young birds stay with the parents until the eggs from the next clutch start to hatch.

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