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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Crab-eating Fox, Zorro de Monte

Crab-eating Fox, Zorro de Monte

Cerdocyon thous

The Crab-eating fox is one of 2 fox species found in the Ibera Marshes and it tends to habitate the wooded areas.  The Grey fox, which is less common in our area tends to stick to more open habitats. 

We regularly see this fox around the reserve and it appears to breed successfully.

This fox is somewhat longer than the Gray Fox, in the order of 65cm with the tail half as long again.  The fur is less dense which means that they are less attractive to hunters for their pelts.  The coat is generally grey/brown with a redish tint to the face and legs and their weight is between 5-8kg.

Their diet is omnivorous and they eat a wide range of items including insects, amphibians, fish, rodents and small birds.

 

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