1. English and Scientific names: Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage):

1 individual. Unknown age/sex.

3. Locality: Parish:   Orleans Parish

   Specific Locality: Bayou Sauvage NWR, Recovery Rd.

4. Date(s) when observed: 1/12/13

5. Time(s) of day when observed: Mid-morning. ~1015

6. Reporting observer and address: Dan O’Malley Lafayette LA

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Tori Bacheler

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Tori Bacheler

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Overall good lighting. First encountered in open area, perched on exposed snags over brushy vegetation. Later seen within canopy of trees, with more shade.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42 Binoculars

11. Distance to bird(s): 6-8 meters

12. Duration of observation: 15 minutes

13. Habitat: Old landfill. First encountered in wet brushy area on top of landfill, then moving to an area with more trees on the slope of the landfill.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): First observed on exposed perch, sallying high into the air to catch insects and returning to a different perch.

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species): Yellow-belly. Light gray throat and upper chest. Crown, nape, and back olive/brown. Bushy crest. Rufous coloration on primaries and rectrices. Looks at undertail pattern showed R6 with little to no brown coloration on the distal edge of the inner web. Bulky overall size, and size of bill.

16. Voice: “weet” type call. burry two noted call as well. (in response to playback)

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Undertail pattern eliminated Ash-throated Flycatcher and Great-crested Flycatcher, the only other expected Myiarchus. Body size and bulk of bill eliminated other Myiarchus species that could have similar tail patterns. Vocal confirmation in response to playback also helped clinch ID.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Photos by Dan O’Malley, attached

19. Previous experience with this species: Seen at Caenarvon diversion canal in early 2010, and on Bonaire in April 2011.

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation: None.

b. after observation: Sibley’s.

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); ___x__memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes.

23. Date:___1/18/13_______Time:____1415___