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: Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis

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

One adult

3. Locality: Parish:   __Jefferson__________________________________________

   Specific Locality: __Grand Isle State Park___________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 19 April 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 0900 CDT

6. Reporting observer and address: Robert C. Dobbs, Lafayette, LA

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

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Many others on island for LOS spring meeting; I do not recall who originally found bird (several days prior).

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Seen in the open, and in shade of tree, under overcast conditions.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Swarovski 8x30 binos

11. Distance to bird(s): 40-50 m

12. Duration of observation: 20 min

13. Habitat: Scrubby vegetation behind beach dunes

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

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): Shape/structure/posture typical of Tyrannus. Notably large bill. Gray head contrasting with black auriculars creating masked appearance. Gray nape and back contrasting with blackish wings and tail, and unmarked white underparts. 

16. Voice: Did not vocalize

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Eastern Kingbird has smaller bill, black crown/head, with no contrasting auricular patch, black nape and back.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached?): Photos by Robert C. Dobbs

19. Previous experience with this species: Extensive experience in Jamaica; also Alabama and Florida

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

a. at time of observation: None

b. after observation: Nat Geo Complete Birds of North America

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, positive

23. Date:_29 January 2014___Time:__1100 CST_____

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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