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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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Black-collared Hawk

Black-collared Hawk

Busarellus nigricollis

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This well marked hawk is quite common in the Ibera Marshes and is usually seen perched on a stalk above water.  Sometimes it stands on the ground above a pond hunting for fish.  It is also seen when the farmers are burning their cattle grazing areas, waiting for small mammals to emerge.

It has a triangular shape in flight with broad wings and a short black tipped tail.  It measures appx. 45 cm in length (females can reach 50cm), overall rufous in colour with a white head, a black half collar and black primaries.

The legs are pale and very strong looking with large feet.

 

Busarellus nigricollis

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