14 April, 2012

Willie Wagtail

Scientific Name: Rhipidura leucophrys

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Found in most habitats, excluding thick forest, in Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and eastern Indonesia. 

Field Notes: Large, black fantail with white belly and eyebrows. Spends much time on ground, seen less frequently in air compared to Grey Fantail, for example. The latter also with white throat. 

Personal Notes: Seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. 

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