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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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Brown-crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Myiararchus tyrannulus

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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.

Myiarchus tyrannulus

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