I attached two pictures of a strange looking potential Balearic Woodchat Shrike (ssp badius).
I have taken this picture last week in Camargue (south of France) where this sub-species was regularly seen.
This bird present some features typical of badius :
- lack of white at the base of primaries,
- i find the bill quite large,
- the lores are very white,
but, it also present some features against badius :
-The rufous of the rear crown and hindneck is darker,
- It have a broad black forehead.
How do you find this birds?
Finally i have a general question linking to badius identification:
Have you ever seen a senator without white at the base of primaries?