1. English and Scientific names: Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

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


3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) ______Cameron Parish,______________________________________

Specific Locality: ___Rutherford Woods

4. Date(s) when observed: Oct 3 2011

5. Time(s) of day when observed:5 PM

6. Reporting observer and address:Melvin Weber. 171 Cedar Dr, Reserve La. 70084 cell 985-212-4311

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

Robby Bacon

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

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

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):

8x binoculars

11. Distance to bird(s):30 feet closest

12. Duration of observation: twi 2-minute looks

13. Habitat: Large Live Oak Chineres

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

Seemed to respond to Screech Owl call, came flying in and landed in open area for about 2 minutes then went down into under-story.  15 minutes later it flew in again and landed in  open branches of tall tree.

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):

See photo’s.  Reddish tail with brown-red back and wings, yellow under parts, head striped with a broad black line through eye and white stripes above and below this.

16. Voice: called a lot but my hearing is bad.  Robby said it was doing single note call.

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

None in US.

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

Photo’s included.

19. Previous experience with this species:

Seen several times locally and often in south Texas.

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

a. at time of observation:

b. after observation:

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

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


23. Date: 10/4/2011__________Time:_5PM______