Have you seen Little Wattlebirds engaged in tail-wagging? I have been observing them for months, and now the 'family' is doing a lot of this behavior? Any ideas?

Answer

This is a great question, and it is quite puzzling.

In my experiences, the Little Wattlebird does not wag its tail; by that I mean it does not point its tail upright at about 90 degrees to its body and swing the tip from side to side. The only bird that would come close to the Little Wattlebird in statue and wag its tail is the Willie Wag Tail. I would love to see a photo of your Little Wattlebird; it may have picked up a new habit.

Updated on April 5, 2018

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Australian Native Birds - The Red Wattle Bird & the Little Wattle Bird & Yellow Wattle Bird
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