GREY FANTAIL FACTS
The Grey Fantail is grey above, with white eyebrow, throat and tail edge. The tail is fan-shaped. It is a very active bird that performs aerial twists and turns as it chases insects. The female and male are similar.
most treed habitats
insects caught in flight. It chases insects from edge of foliage of trees and bushes.
builds nest in a thin tree-fork about 2 - 5m above ground. The nest is made of grass bound with spider web. The bottom of the nest is drawn out into a point. Lays two or three eggs.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Grey Fantail|
Relatives in same Genus
Willie Wagtail (R. leucophrys)
Rufous Fantail (R. rufifrons)
Northern Fantail (R. rufiventris)