Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca at the Isle of Texel, May the 4th, 2003

All photographs by Kasper Hendriks


Down here, I put some nice photographs of a male Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca that stayed at the Isle of Texel for a long afternoon on the sunny day of May the 4th, 2003. Nice to add is, that on the same morning, we observed a Red-rumped Swallow and superb Bee-eater passing the well-known Breskens in the south of the country.


On some of the next photographs, note the black band above the bill that connects the left to the right part of the black mask.
This is said to be a good feature to distinguish this subspecies from its western counterpart, Oenanthe hispanica hispanica.

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Bring me back to the core, please...