Willie Wagtail > nesting & juvenile | water | mixed company |

A cheery looking bird, the Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) can often be seen in the presence of other bird species, especially at water sources.

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) with Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) with Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

  • 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