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
The Brown-crested Flycatcher is one of a group of birds which are very similar visually. We have all 4 of these birds at the reserve and can only distinguish them by their calls which are thankfully very different. The other three are the Short-crested Flycatcher, Swainson's Flycatcher and the Large Elaenia. This species is the commonest of them all in the Ibera area.
It has a white throat and bright yellow underparts. The back and wings are brown with brighter rufous primaries. The tail is also edged rufous. There is a brown crest which it erects at times. The bird is of a confident nature and hunts actively for flying insects.
In Argentina it is known as Burlisto cola Cantana.