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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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Rufous-backed Negrito

Rufous-backed Negrito

Lessonia rufa

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This smallish bird of 11cm is part of the Tyrannidae family and is a winter visitor to the Ibera Marshes.  It breeds in Patagonia during the southern spring and summer.

They are usually seen in cattle fields with low grass and are also associated with water.  They are predominantly black with rufous back and wings.

The female is completely different - predominantly brown with cinnamon back and wings.

Lessonia rufa

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