L. michahellis juv/1st-winter
L. michahellis juv/1st-winter

Spain; San Pedro, Murcia 25/12/12. This strangely marked bird strongly resembles L. argentatus, in particular the tail pattern. L. argentatus has vagrant status throughout the Med. so I'm assuming this is a heavily mottled L. michahellis! Also shows no appreciable primary 'window'.

Ref: IMG 3160

L. michahellis juv/1st-winter

Spain; San Pedro, Murcia 25/12/12. This strangely marked bird strongly resembles L. argentatus, in particular the tail pattern. L. argentatus has vagrant status throughout the Med. so I'm assuming this is a heavily mottled L. michahellis! Also shows no appreciable primary 'window'.

Ref: IMG 3160