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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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Freckle-breasted Thornbird

Freckle-breasted Thornbird

Phacellodomus striaticollis

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We have several of this species at Reserva Don Luis.  It tends to favour the wetter areas of which we have plenty.

A member of the Furnariidae family, it resembles the Greater Thornbird but has less intensively yellow eyes, is a little smaller at 16cm and has a speckled breast.  It has a rufous cap, wings and outer retrices of tail which is spiny like many other members of this family.  LIke other members of this genus it builds a large hangng nest of twigs.

It has a loud and very distinctive call.

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