♥ Willie Wagtail ~ Rhipidura leucophrys

Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys +==========================+ Going back in time a bit, but this is the bird that got me interested in photography of birds. The challenge: To keep detail in the light and dark areas.

willie wagtail and it's fantail

Rhipidura leucophrys - Willie Wagtail: member of the 'fantail' genus & part of a 'core corvine' group that includes true crows & ravens, drongos & birds-of-paradise

Willy Wagtail - Very chirpy and excited, Willy can be seen right across the Inner North.

Willy Wagtail - The cheekiest and bravest of my birdie visitors - they will confront birds many times their own size to protect nest, eggs and chicks.

Willy Wagtail Google Image Result for http://www.sydneynature.com/birds/big/wagtail0147.jpg

The Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is black above with a white belly, black throat and white eyebrows and whisker marks. The name wagtail stems from the constant sideways wagging of the tail.

Willy Wagtail by Greg Miles, via Flickr

This bird set is mainly of birds from close to where we live just north of Sydney on the east coast of Australia.

Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)

Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)

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