LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

 

1. English and Scientific names: Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus)

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

3. Locality: Parish:Jefferson

†† Specific Locality: Grand Isle, Grilleta Tract

4. Date(s) when observed: 13 April 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 9:35-9:40 am

6. Reporting observer and address: Phillip Wallace

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

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Ryan Therral (discovered), Ned Coleman

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): Good to excellent

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): 10x42 Eagle Bins

11. Distance to bird(s):3-15 m

12. Duration of observation: 5 minutes

13. Habitat: Willow, baccaris scrub

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

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): Small passerine with vireo bill; red-eye type vireo; red eye; gray cap, black eyeline, pale supercilium; no dark border between gray crown and pale supercilium; long, large bill; olive wings and mantle; dark malar stripe, not as distinct as in some individuals, but clearly there on both sides; pale grayish-white underparts.

16. Voice: None

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Much like a Red-eyed Vireo but black whisker and lack of dark border to gray cap make it a Black-whiskered

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

19. Previous experience with this species: Iíve seen many times in LA.

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

a. at time of observation: None

b. after observation: None

21. This description is written from: Notes, memory, and photos

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

23. Date: 23 May 2013 Time: 9:00 pm