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
Grey Brocket Deer
The Grey Brocket deer is a small secretive deer that is more often seen on camera trap than with the eye. We have evidence of these mammals in at least 3 of our wooded areas including a juvenile caught on remote camera in May.
As the name implies, they generally have grey fur although this can sometimes be brown. They are considerably smaller than the Marsh Deer and adults can weigh 20- 30kg with a body length of just over a metre. They tend to stay hidden in the forested areas and only come out into the open to drink although they can sometimes be seen grazing at dusk or dawn.
Their diet consists of grasses, leaves, roots and fruit and they are usually associated with marshland.
The female can produce 2 offspring per year although one is more usual.
Threats come from habitat loss, hunting and dogs.