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 Cream-backed Woodpecker is the most common of the Campephilus genus of which 3 species can be seen in our zone. It is a member of the Picidae family and we occasionally see this stunning looking Woodpecker in the Ibera Marshes. It is usually heard before it is seen as it has a characteristic double drumming.
Plumage is predominantly black with a wide creamy triangular shaped patch on its back. The male is red from the neck upwards and has a peaked crest with a short black and white stripe on its cheek. The female has a black forehead which extends into the crest. The rest of the head and throat is red.
Female Cream-backed Woodpecker