Originally Posted by Mark Etheridge
This is a Crested, although the angle of the head makes the bill look more like a Thekla due to foreshortening... my other shots of this bird (not so good) with the bill sideways on shows the curvature better. I hope this is a useful view of the chest markings on this specimen.
Taken 23 June 2010, La Mata reserve near Torrevieja, Alicante - typical Crested territory.
Could we see the other shots of this bird? Theklas can also be found at La Mata afaik
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