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
This beautiful bird resembles a large budgerigar and is locally reasonably common in some areas of Ibera. It prefers thorny edges of forests. It is not related to the ubiquitous Red-crested cardinal but is from the Thraupidae family. Threats to this species are from habitat loss and from the cagebird industry.
We do not currently have this bird at our reserve but if the current drought continues the habitat will become more appealing.
The Argentine name is Cardenal Amarillo
Yellow Cardinal (juv)