LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

 

1. English and Scientific names: Bullockís Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 1 adult (or near-adult) male

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3. Locality: Parish:†† Orleans

†† Specific Locality: Bayou Sauvage NWR Ridge Trail parking lot

4. Date(s) when observed: 19 January 2013

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5. Time(s) of day when observed: 7:45-7:55 a.m.

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6. Reporting observer and address: Phillip Wallace

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† New Orleans, LA 70125

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7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): None

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8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Shawn Kurtzman discovered the bird on 18 January; seen later by Ed Wallace, Erik Johnson, et al. David Muth, Dan Purrington, and I had an imm. male Bullockís seen briefly on 7 October 2012 and 16 October 2012 in the same general area.

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9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Good; early morning light behind observer

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

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

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12. Duration of observation: 10 minutes

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13. Habitat: Hackberry and Live Oaks around parking lot adjacent to Bayou Sauvage and Maxent Canal

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

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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): Pointed, slightly decurved oriole bill; bright orange underparts and face, with black throat patch, black eyeline, and black crown; folded wings show dark background with prominent white wing-patch and white edges to folded primaries and secondaries; mantle dark spotted with dull orange

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16. Voice: None

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17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Wing patch and face pattern eliminate contenders.

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

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

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20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification): None

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a. at time of observation:

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b. after observation:

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21. This description is written from: x memory and x photos

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

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23. Date: 26 January 2013Time:10:30 a.m.

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