1. English and Scientific names:  Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

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

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) Cameron ____________________________________________

Specific Locality: Floyd Little Rd off W Main St in Hackberry _________________________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed:  12/23/2011

5. Time(s) of day when observed:  10:38 am

6. Reporting observer and address: 

Mary Mehaffey 

Folsom, LA 70437

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

Cham Mehaffey

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):  previously reported

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):  cloudy, sun not visible

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Alpen 8 x 42 binoculars

11. Distance to bird(s):  at one point 10’; 50’ - 75’

12. Duration of observation:  12 minutes

13. Habitat:  Tree lined pond

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):  heard birds calling, observed flying from tree to tree and calling

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): large dark bill, bright yellow breast and belly, white throat, chestnut back and tail, black head with white stripe above eye, larger than Great-crested Flycatcher 

16. Voice:  repeats its name “kis da dee

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher yellow belly and chestnut back

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

photos taken by Mary Mehaffey sent to Paul Conover

19. Previous experience with this species:  Seen in Texas

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):  Sibley’s Western Birds guide, and Stokes bird calls

a. at time of observation:  Stokes bird calls

b. after observation:  Sibley’s Western Birds guide

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

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


23.  Date:_2/1/12_________Time:_4:00 pm______