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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 Pampa-Finch

Great Pampa-Finch

Embernagra platensis

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The Great Pampa Finch is very common at Reserva Don Luis.  They share a similar habitat with the Strange-tailed Tyrant and some of the Sporophila species of tall grass associated with water.

It has a distinctive pleasant call and is confiding.

The bird is strikingly marked with an olivacious back and strongly streaked greenish wings.  The underparts are pale grey with a grey head and a bright orange bill.

The female is similar but the juvenile looks quite different with a yellow supercilium, cinnamon rump and a dark bill

Juvenile Great Pampa Finch


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