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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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Large Elaenia

Large Elaenia

Elaenia spectabilis

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The large Elaenia is relatively common inhabitant of the Ibera marshes.  It is similar to several other flycatchers and difficult to diferenciate other than by its call.  It has a soft explosive whistle.

It measures around 16cm, has a brown head with a short crest and a white throat.  Upper breast is grey and lower belly is yellow.  The tail is long and the bill dark.  It also has pale edgings to the coverts.

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