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
These Cardinals are very commun at the reserve and in Northern and Central Argentina in general.
They are about the size of a Waxwing and have very clear markings. The red hood/crest extends down the chest onto white underparts. The back and wings are grey and the bill pale.
Male and female are similar but the juveniles maintain a more brownish crest for at least 6 months. Usually seen together in pairs the male regularly attacks windows and mirrors in response to his reflection. They breed in nests made in trees and usually have 2 offspring which stay with the adults for up to 9 months.
Red-crested Cardinal (juv)