Willie Wagtail
Willie Wagtail
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Fantail (Rhipiduridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
This Photo:     Thick Eyebrow
Other name: Willy Wagtail

Thank you Reiner Richter, Andrew Allen & Jenny (8593) for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The white line above the eye of Willie Wagtails can be very variable in size.
From so thin you can barely see it, to quite thick as in this example.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
White brow, faint white cheek line, jet-black head, with wing colour trailing to dark brown.

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Feb-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)