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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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Red-crested Cardinal

Red-crested Cardinal

Paroaria coronata

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These Cardinals are very commun at the reserve and in Northern and Central Argentina in general.

They are about the size of a Waxwing and have very clear markings. The red hood/crest extends down the chest onto white underparts.  The back and wings are grey and the bill pale.

Male and female are similar but the juveniles maintain a more brownish crest for at least 6 months.  Usually seen together in pairs the male regularly attacks windows and mirrors in response to his reflection.  They breed in nests made in trees and usually have 2 offspring which stay with the adults for up to 9 months.

Red-crested Cardinal (juv)

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