LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     

1. English and Scientific names: Broad-billed HummingbirdCynanthus latirostris

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

one individual; femaleUF FO 11/7/10LO 3/2/11 (from Ericís hummingbird report)

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) _Tangipahoa Parish ___________________________________________

Specific Locality: town of Robert; Alma Chasez home on Chemekette Rd _________________________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 11/26/10; 1/13/11

5. Time(s) of day when observed: noon on 11/26/10; and 9:00 am on 1/13/11

6. Reporting observer and address: Mary Mehaffey 84305 Cobblestone Ct, Folsom, LA 70437

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

Janine Robin

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

Linda Beall hummingbird bander

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):11/26/10 direct noon sunlight; 1/13/11 direct morning sunlight; nectar feeder out in open

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):Binocular Alpen 8 x 42; and Swift 8 x 40

11. Distance to bird(s): about 15 ft

12. Duration of observation: saw the bird multiple times for between 10 - 30 seconds over a period of 30 minutes on 11/26/10; saw the bird multiple times for between 10 - 30 seconds for a period of 15 minutes

13. Habitat: about 20 acres of woods with some fields and a hummingbird garden area near the home

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): observed bird at nectar feeder and resting/perched in bushes

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): a little larger than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird with long curved red bill and long white supercilium.Light grey breast, green and grey back

16. Voice: chatter call different from Ruby-throat Hummingbird

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): red bill and white supercilium excluded female ruby-throated and Annaís hummingbirds; larger size of the bird and bill as well as smaller white supercilium excluded female white-eared hummingbird; red bill excluded female blue-throated hummingbird

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): three photographs taken by Mary Mehaffey 11/26/10 already sent in

19. Previous experience with this species: seen both male and female Broad-billed Hummingbird in Arizona many times in 04,05,06,08,10; and a female once previously in Louisiana at Linda Beallís property 11/01

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

a. at time of observation: bird previously identified by Linda Beall

b. after observation: used Sibley Guide to Birds

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_x____notes made after the observation (date:11/26/10_____); _____memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain:Yes, had photographs to examine afterwards; bird also banded by Linda Beall Jan 2011

23. Date:_____9/10/11_____Time: 6:00 am_______