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
This beautiful woodpecker is almost abundant in the Ibera Marshes. It is unusual for a woodpecker in that it is normally found on the ground, often on anthills, but it can also be seen pecking at tree trunks and branches.
It is quite a large woodpecker at about 28cm with a bright yellow face, neck and upper breast. The rest of it is predominantly barred black and whitish with the wings and back slightly darker than the underparts. It has a black crown and the male has a red malar.
The female is similar but has a black malar in place of a red one.