Using the tail to swat insects. Swishing or slapping sounds may be heard as the tail moves through the air or is used to slap at insects on the body.

References: Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Foraging & Comfort Technique


Context: Foraging & Comfort Technique (1)

An adult female gf0223 stands facing away from the camera grazing. She is clearly being bothered by insects and repeatedly uses her tail to swat at them. (Gorongosa, Mozambique)