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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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Cream-backed Woodpecker

Cream-backed Woodpecker

Campephilus leucopogon

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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

Campephilus leucopogon

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