LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

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 adult

3. Locality: Parish:Plaquemines

†† Specific Locality: Diamond; woods adjacent to (downriver) recreation area

4. Date(s) when observed: 5 January 2014

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 8:40-8:50 a.m.

6. Reporting observer and address:

Phillip Wallace

4515 S. Prieur St.

New Orleans, LA 70125

 

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): David Muth (discovered)

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

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Fair; in shade

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Zeiss 10x40 binoculars

11. Distance to bird(s): 7-15 m

12. Duration of observation: 10 minutes

13. Habitat: In small woodlot between Hwy 23 and River Road; adjacent to an open recreation area. Primarily tallow with some hackberry and elderberry; extensive undergrowth

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Perching, flying, flycatching.

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): An obvious myiarchus with pale yellow belly to undertail coverts; grayish throat and breast; brownish-olive upperparts; long, thick all-dark bill; one in-flight photo shows that the rufous in the tail extends to the tail tip rather than having dark J pattern shown by Ash-throated.

16. Voice: None

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): The primary contender is Ash-throated; the large bill points to Brown-crested and the rectrix pattern indicates Brown-crested.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Photos by Wallace accompany this report.

19. Previous experience with this species: Iíve seen the species out west and several times in LA.

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

a. at time of observation: None

b. after observation: None

21. This description is written from: Memory and photos

 

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

23. Date: 16 February 2014††††††††††††††††† †††††Time: 2:45 p.m.

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its website? Yes

If yes, may we include your name with the report? Yes