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
We see this bird at the reserve in early summer and in fact it breeds here. It migrates north in the Argentine winter.
It is a stunning bird of 38cm in length which includes a very long tail. Head and tail are black, underparts bright white, back and wings grey. It rainy conditions one can sometimes see a yellow crown. When hunting it uses its tail as a brake and is often seen looking like a pair of scissors. Its name in Argenitina is Tijerita which means little scissors.
The female is similar but has a shorter tail.