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
This well marked hawk is quite common in the Ibera Marshes and is usually seen perched on a stalk above water. Sometimes it stands on the ground above a pond hunting for fish. It is also seen when the farmers are burning their cattle grazing areas, waiting for small mammals to emerge.
It has a triangular shape in flight with broad wings and a short black tipped tail. It measures appx. 45 cm in length (females can reach 50cm), overall rufous in colour with a white head, a black half collar and black primaries.
The legs are pale and very strong looking with large feet.