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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 Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Rynchops niger

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We have not yet seen the Black Skimmer at our reserve but only on Lake Ibera in 2011, about 150km south of us.   It is usually found in medium sized flocks sometimes with Terns.

It has a huge red bill with a black tip and resembles a Tern with its short red legs and long wings. It has a black cap, wings and upperparts with white underparts.

It feeds by skimming the surface of the water.

Rynchops niger

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