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 Firewood-gatherer lives up to its name and makes large nests consisting of many small twigs. It is a member of the Furnariidae family and we see this species quite regularly at the reserve.
It is a medium sized passerine of some 18cm and is predominantly light brown. It has a white throat, a chestnut cap and white feathers in its tail. It has a long pale supercilium, a long brown bill and paler underparts. Legs are pinkish.