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: Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 1

3. Locality: Parish:   ____________Jefferson________________________________

   Specific Locality: __________Lafitte Woods: Landry-LeBlanc Tract___________

4. Date(s) when observed: 5.3.12

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 11:00 AM

6. Reporting observer and address:

Dan O’Malley

Thibodaux, LA

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

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Michael and Laurie of Baton Rouge said they had also seen a Black-whiskered Vireo when I encountered them in the woods after seeing the bird.

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Bird was foraging amid branches, so was shaded. Light was adequate to discern plumage features.

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

11. Distance to bird(s): ~3 meters.

12. Duration of observation: 1 minute maximum.

13. Habitat: Live oak woodlot. Observed near brushy clearing.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Actively foraging the low to mid canopy. Then flew to high canopy in another tree and was not observed again.

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): Lateral throat stripe evident at first glance.  Underside of tail was dark. Undertail coverts yellow.

16. Voice: Not vocal. (Did not respond to playback)

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Lateral throat stripe and dark underside of tail ruled out Red-eyed Vireo.

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

19. Previous experience with this species: Seen previously on Grand Isle, LA in 2011 and in Big Pine Key, FL in 2011.

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

a. at time of observation: None

b. after observation: The Sibley Guide to Birds

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

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

23. Date:__5/5/12________Time:___10:11 AM____

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______________


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