Fantail - a small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent belonging to the genus Rhipidura in the family Rhipiduridae. Most of the species are about 15 to 18 cm long, specialist aerial feeders, and named as "fantails", but the Australian Willie Wagtail, is a little larger, and though still an expert hunter of insects on the wing, concentrates equally on terrestrial prey.

Fantail - a small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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

A grey fantail displays the feature that gave it its name. Known to the Noongar as gadjinnak, grey fantails are found throughout Australia and the islands of the southwest Pacific.

The perky grey fantail is the acrobatic little hunter of our woodlands.

Willie Wagtail chocks. Indigo Skies Photography

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys): Beautiful Bird Photography - "beautiful bird photography: Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) Image by Indigo Skies Photography "

Grey Fantail

Australian Birds, Grey, Life, Mindful Gray, Gray

Grey Fantail, Rhipidura albiscarpa +==========================+ The Jack Russel of the bird world. These little dudes never seem to sit still, there is always something that needs investigating.

Grey Fantail at Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Victoria, Australia

Grey Fantail at Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Victoria, Australia

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The Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) is a small insectivorous bird. A common fantail found in Australia (except western desert areas), New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

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