1. English and Scientific names: Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus

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

(I am not expert enough to determine plumage information)

3. Locality: Parish: Tangipahoa Parish

   Specific Locality: North side of Neal Rd. 75 feet west of intersection with Hwy. 445.______________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: February 7, 2012




5. Time(s) of day when observed: 9:30-9:45 a.m.




6. Reporting observer and address: Harvey L. Patten 127 Country Club Dr. Covington, LA 70433.




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




8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):Paul & Janine Robin of Folsom on February 8, 2012 at 2.20 p.m.




9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Observation was made with the sun behind the observer.




10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Bausch & Lomb Elite 8x42




11. Distance to bird(s): 15-20 feet.




12. Duration of observation: Sporadically for 15 minutes.




13. Habitat: Roadside brushy tangles.




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




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): My observations were pretty much as that captured by Janine Robin in her attached photo.




16. Voice: Silent




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




18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Yes by Janine Robin of Folsom, LA.




19. Previous experience with this species: Life bird in SE Arizona on 3/16/1957.  My last observations of the species on 6/12 & 6/14/2000 were on a personal trip in New Mexico.




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




a. at time of observation: Personal experience; no aids used.




b. after observation:




21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); _____memory Yes.

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




23. Date:  2/9/2012    Time: 10:30 a.m.




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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