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

3. Locality: Parish:   Jefferson

   Specific Locality: Grand Isle State Park

4. Date(s) when observed: 21 April 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 9:35-9:45 am

6. Reporting observer and address: Phillip Wallace

                                                         New Orleans, LA 70125


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

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Discovered, I believe, by Dan O’Malley

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Fair to good; angle of light perpendicular to line of sight

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

11. Distance to bird(s): 20-50 m

12. Duration of observation: 10 minutes

13. Habitat: Beach scrub and dunes

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

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 gray upperparts, black mask; whitish-gray underparts; large, long black bill; pale yellowish-white underwing linings; gray tail

16. Voice: None

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Fairly distinctive among kingbirds; longshot Loggerhead and Giant Kingbird darker, more like EAKI.

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



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: 24 May 2013 Time: 8:15 pm