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 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