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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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Chalk-browed Mockingbird

Chalk-browed Mockingbird

Mimus saturninus

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The Chalk-browed Mockingbird is occasionally seen in the Ibera Marshes but is more common in private gardens.

It is a very gregarious bird with a wide range of calls and can be seen perched on top of a tree calling loudly in spring.

Underparts are buffy or white and it has a long tail with partially white retrices.   Upperparts are brownish with distinctive white wing bars.  

The supercilium is wide and white and the eye has a black line running through it from the lores to well behind the eye.The rest of the head is brown.

This bird often cocks it tail up when alert.


Mimus saturninus

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