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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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Lesser Grass-Finch

Lesser Grass-Finch

Emberizoides ypiranganus

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The Lesser Grass-finch is one of our more common birds.  It resides and breeds in the long grassy areas that we maintain for our Strange-tailed Tyrants and is also associated with water.

It has a grating, chattering call which is quite different from the other Emberizoides species that we occasionally see.

It measures around 16cm, has a plumbaceous face with yellow mandible and black culmen.  The upperparts are olive with heavy black streaks and greenish coverts.  Underparts are pale whitish.  The tail is long and spiny.


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