Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophyrys)

The Willie Wagtail is probably one of the most widely distributed and best known birds in Australia, being found just about everywhere with the exception of Tasmania. Also common in New Guinea. A fearless little bird, will attack potential predatory birds such as magpies, currawongs, crows, even eagles, if they come close to its nest. Will expand its white ‘eyebrows’ when ‘annoyed’. Makes neat cup-like nests held together with cobwebs – seen here. Will ride on animals as a good hunting location for forays to catch insects, also shown.