LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

 

1. English and Scientific names: Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 1 adult; sex unknown

3. Locality: LOUISIANA Parish: Plaquemines

Specific locality: LA23, just south of Alliance Refinery. Coordinates: N2939.624; W8958.465.

4. Date(s) when observed: November 14, 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: about 3:00-3:15PM

6. Reporting observer and address: Glenn Ousset, 2012 East Beauregard Street, Chalmette, LA 70043

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Janine Robin and Tom Trenchard.

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): David Muth, Tommy Harold, Phillip Wallace, Joan Garvey,

et al.

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Good, but cloudy.

10. Optics: Glenn-binocs Zeiss 10x42; Tom-binocs Bushnell 10x42; Janine-Nikon Monarch 8x42.

11. Distance to bird(s): About 20 to 30 yards away.

12. Duration of observation: about 15 minutes.

13. Habitat: Brushy, woodland edge of LA23 and fields.

14. Behavior of bird/circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): flying, sallying, perched/resting and (as previously reported) in the company of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Western Kingbirds.

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): Slightly larger than Western Kingbird. Dark gray cap, medium gray wings, face and back, with darker mask on face. Whitish to dirty-white below, including throat. Large black bill. Noticeably notched tail.

16. Voice: None heard; silent.

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): None.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Photos taken.

19. Previous experience with this species: Species seen previously in New Orleans and Alabama.

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

a. at time of observation: Other birders confirmed observation.

b. after observation: Sibley Guide and online.

21. This description is written from: [ ] notes made during the observation ([ ]notes attached?) [ ] notes made after the observation

(date: ); [X]memory -- of composed description.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes, 100% certain.

23. Signature of reporter: Glenn Ousset Date/Time: 12/5/13 3:15PM

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or portions of this report on its website? [X]Yes [ ]No

If yes, may we include your name with the report? [X]Yes [ ]No