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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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Gray-breasted Martin

Gray-breasted Martin

Progne chalybea

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The Gray-breasted Martin roosts in the roof of our research cabin every year.

It is a large swallow of around 18cm with dark blue/black dorsal and a pale grey ventral side.  There is a wavy pattern around the throat and it has pale underparts.  The tail is slightly longer than the long wings and has a fork.  The head has a dark cowl with a paler throat.

The female is similar but with a browner back.

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