The Willy Wagtails are one of the Fantails, active flycatchers who fan their tails presumably to startle insects into flight which they catch on the wing. The Willy Wagtails are common right across Australia except for most of Tasmania. They are a small bush bird growing to only 20cm and despite their size they are at home around humans, aggressive, active and fearless. They have a very pretty voice except when annoyed when they make a harsh chatter. They nest in neat little cups and lay 2-3 spotted white eggs.
Captured at Look At Me Now Headland, Emerald Beach north coast NSW.
Acknowledgment: Slaters Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd ed.