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 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.