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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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Hellmayr's Pipit

Hellmayr's Pipit

Anthus hellmayri

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This Pipit is the most common at Reserva Don Luis.  It is easily seen in the anti fire pathways where the grass is shorter, and can be approached quite closely.

It is average size for a Pipit at 14cm and has white underparts with streaking around the throat and flanks. The outer retrices are white which is a distinguishing feature as otherwise the Pipits all look very similar.  Upperparts are dark with buffy streaks.

This species displays at a lower level than other Pipits and descends with wings almost vertical.

 

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