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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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Field Flicker

Field Flicker

Colaptes campestris

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This beautiful woodpecker is almost abundant in the Ibera Marshes.  It is unusual for a woodpecker in that it is normally found on the ground, often on anthills, but it can also be seen pecking at tree trunks and branches.

It is quite a large woodpecker at about 28cm with a bright yellow face, neck and upper breast.  The rest of it is predominantly barred black and whitish with the wings and back slightly darker than the underparts.  It has a black crown and the male has a red malar.  

The female is similar but has a black malar in place of a red one.

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