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The gorgeous Willy Wagtail, brings a smile to our lips, especially when it is posing in a pool of reflection.

Willy Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
Willy Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Kunoth Bore, NT

The Willy Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is also seen spelt as Willie Wagtail.

Images © Dorothy L


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Rhipiduridae
  • Genus: Rhipidura
  • Species: R. leucophrys
  • Binomial name: Rhipidura leucophrys
  • Subspecies:
    • R. l. leucophrys
    • R. l. melaleuca
    • R. l. picata