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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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Giant Wood-Rail

Giant Wood-Rail

Aramides ypecaha

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The Giant Wood Rail is ubiquitous in the Ibera Marshes and thrives in the marshy wetlands being a consumer of reptiles, amphibians, insects and probably small fish.

It is of a confiding nature and is often seen out in the open where it is reluctant to fly.  It has a very loud call which sounds as if it is in distress.

It is very attractively marked with a grey neck, rosy belly, bright red legs and eyes and chestnut upperparts.  It measureas about 45cm.

Part of the family Rallidae, it breeds successfully in the Ibera Marshes

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