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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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Reptiles of Reserva Don Luis

Our reptile population is a fascinating mix of Cayman, lizards and snakes.  Lizards and snakes tend to be shy and secretive, so one great excitement of the Reserve has been the frequency with which we're privileged to see them. The caymans are a regular sight, basking on the banks or cruising, semi-submerged, along the waterways.

The Spectacled Cayman is relatively common in the south of the reserve, and we were delighted to see the Broad-snouted Caymen in January 2012, also in the south.  More recently, in March 2014,  we came across about 30 juveniles in the long grass behind our garden.

One of  the Keeled Sepia Snake photos was photographed by Gregory Guida.

In December 2015 we were fortunate to have a couple of neighbours, Nestor and Olga, visit us and do a short survey on our amphibians.  We are totally a wetland at the moments thanks to El Nino effects so it is an excellent time to look for these creatures that make a lot of noise, especially at night.  Click here to see the list.




Tortuga de laguna Mastigodryas bifossatus Philodryas unknown Caiman latirostris Caiman Yacare Turpinambus merianae Cercosaura schreibersii Mabuya dorsivittata Amphisbaena heterozonata Eunectes notaeus Eunectes notaeus Hydronastes gigas Hydrodynastes gigas Hydronastes gigas Typhlops brongersmianus Philodryas olfersii olfersii Erythrolamprus jaegueri coralliventris Helicops leopardinus Helicops leopardinus Leptophis ahaetulla marginatus Thamnodynastes hypoconia Thamnodynastes hypoconia Bothyrops alternatus Bothyrops alternatus


















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