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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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Epaulet Oriole

Epaulet Oriole

Icterus cayanensis

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The Epaulet Oriole is fairly common at our reserve and is usually found eating the fruit in our native trees.  They scurry around the tree often hanging upside down in pairs or groups.  It is part of the Icteridae family.

It has a pleasant call and is quite confiding and measures about 18cm partially due to the long tail.

Sexes are alike and the overall colour is matte black with a long tail and longish pointed bill.  There is a rufous splash on the shoulder area which is sometimes concealed.

 

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