1. English and Scientific names: Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicencis)

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

3. Locality: Parish:   Jefferson

   Specific Locality: Just off Birch Lane near Tommy Bradberry’s

4. Date(s) when observed: 20 April 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 7:57-8:00 am

6. Reporting observer and address: Phillip Wallace


                                                         New Orleans, LA 70125

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

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Many others

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

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

11. Distance to bird(s): 50 m

12. Duration of observation: 2-3 minutes

13. Habitat: Open field

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

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): Kingbird with pale gray upperparts and dark mask. Underparts dull white. Long dark bill.

16. Voice: None.

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Gray coloration distinguishes this from other species of kingbird.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Distant photos by Wallace attached.

19. Previous experience with this species: I’ve seen many times in LA and FL.

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

a. at time of observation: None

b. after observation: None

21. This description is written from: Memory and photos


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

23. Date: 25 May 2013  Time: 4:26 pm