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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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Ibera Seedeater

Ibera Seedeater

Sporophila iberaensis

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We have seen this seedeater at the reserve since we arrived in 2010, sometimes in large flocks in winter, although it now appears to be a resident.  It has recently been declared a new species and given the name Sporophila iberensis or Ibera Seedeater.  It is reasonable common around the reserve especially near the houses and in the south. 

It appears to be a hybrid between the Dark-throated Seedeater and the Tawny-bellied Seedeater.

It has a grey crown, brown throat and nape, a pale chest and belly and a typical seedeater's bill.  The female looks like all of the Sporophila females.


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