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 Greater Thornbird is well adapted to our wetland conditions at Reserva Don Luis and we have many breeding examples.
The nest is a large tubular affair that is built at the end of a branch usually on a large tree. It consists of a mass of twigs and usually has 2 entrances.
The Greater Thornbird is striking with dorsal side chestnut and ventral pale. Crown, tail and primaries are rufous and it has a bright yellow iris. The bill is long and slightly hooked.
The call is very loud and distinctive.