One immature female (2009-95) on 3 October
2009, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou area; Paul E. Conover
(LSUMZ/DLD 9823), Matthew Pontiff (ph). This is the second state record.
Photo by Matt Pontiff
One (2013-096) on 28 December 2013, Cameron: Peveto Woods Sanctuary. The photographs were superficially suggestive of this species. However, two characters visible in the photos seemed to better favor Blue-headed over Cassin's: 1) bright, clean white under parts contrasting with yellowish sides, and 2) a fair amount of contrast on the upper parts between the gray crown/nape and the grayish green back. Relatively fresh fall/early winter Cassin's should show more uniform grayish-green upper parts, including the nape/crown area, with little or no contrast. This represents a difficult and subjective identification that prompted most Members to adopt a conservative stance and not accept the report. The are only two accepted state occurrences, both specimens from Cameron in early fall.