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
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.