and Scientific names:
Black-whiskered Vireo, Vireo altiloquus
of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate
(parish) (specific locality)
Cameron Parish. Peveto Woods near
Main Water Feature.
April 19, 2013
of day when observed:
Around 3:40 PM CDST.
observer and address:
Jay V. Huner
428 Hickory Hill Drive
Boyce, LA 71409
observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):
Robby Bacon and
observers who Independently identified the bird(s):
None to my
conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and
amount of light):
mid-afternoon light, looking east with sun to my back.
equipment (type, power, condition):
Zeis 10 x 40 binoculars. Good
Approximately 10 minutes.
Coastal oak chenier
of bird/circumstances of observations (flying, feeding, resting; including
and stress habits in identification: relate events surrounding
Robby Bacon found the bird
foraging in the top of a small live oak tree. The bird foraged in and out of
the foliage while numerous birders viewed it.
(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):
Bird very similar to Red-eyed Vireo but
with duller gray crown and back. Whiskers below the eyes were very
Bird was silent.
species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):
Red-eyed Vireo is very similar but
lacks the black whiskers below the eyes.
or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached”):
Images sent to P. Conover and D.
experience with this species:
I have recorded Black-whiskered
Vireos at least 3 times before this sighting in Cameron Parish and saw numerous
specimen in south Florida a few years ago.
aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in
time of observation: Sibley’s Guide and National Geographic Guide
observation: Peterson’s Guide
description is written from: _x_notes made during the observation (notes
attached?); ___note made after the observation (date: ______); __x___
“BW Vireo. Peveto Woods, LA. 3:40
PM found by R. Bacon. Photographs by J. Huner and W. Jones.
Black “whiskers” obvious. Grayish
over – lighter below/darker above. Vireo.
you positive of your identification? If not, explain. Yes
of reporter ______signed JVH_______ date May 30, 2013, 10:55 AM.