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
This is a beautiful passerine, from the thraupidae family, that we first saw at the reserve in 2012. They are usually seen in pairs feeding at the top of 'Timbo' trees so are difficult to see close up.
The length of the bird is about 12cm and one of the most evident features is the yellow iris.
There is sexual dimorphism in this species - the male has a black cap with distinct white throat, underparts and lores. The back and wings are bluish- grey. The female has buffy underparts and bluish-grey upperparts (no black). The photo above is of a female.
They are known as 'Frutero Cabeza Negra' in Argentina.