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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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Great Black Hawk, Aguila Negra

Great Black Hawk, Aguila Negra

Buteogallus urubitinga

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The Great Black Hawk is uncommon in the Ibera Marshes but is seen occasionally in the grassland areas.  It breeds in the south of our reserve and we usually see a juvenile in early spring.

The adult is predominantly matte black with a white rump and tail that has a broad black band.  The legs are yellow and very strong looking.  The bird measures 58cm - the female being larger, and the bill has yellow ceres and is very curved.

Juvenile Great Black Hawk

Buteogallus urubitinga

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