This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

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

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

Two adults.

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) _Vermilion ___

Specific Locality: __White Lake Lodge_________

4. Date(s) when observed: 28 December 2011

5. Time(s) of day when observed: Approximately 7 am- 10am

6. Reporting observer and address:

Dan Lane

119 Foster Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216

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

Van Remsen

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

Mike Seymour, other LSWFS workers.

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

Good sunlight.

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

Leica 10x42 binoculars, Leica telescope with 20-60 zoom eyepiece.

11. Distance to bird(s): As close as 10 meters.

12. Duration of observation: Off and on for about three hours. Perhaps about 30 min actual observation time total.

13. Habitat: A hummock of trees (hackberry, pecan, oak, baldcypress) amid freshwater marsh.

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

A pair of territorial birds that have been noted at the site for at least 6 months+ (nesting had been reported by the Wildlife and Fisheries employees who were with us). We heard the birds calling at about 7am, and played them in with playback to see them well. They remained around the buildings most of the morning (the birds straying perhaps 200m or so away from the buildings during this time).

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):

16. Voice: Not recorded, but typical “geep” and “keek keer-deer” calls were heard.

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Voice and proportions rule out all other potential confusion species.

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

19. Previous experience with this species: Extensive both in LA and TX, as well as in Latin America.

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:_____); __X_memory.

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

23. Signature of reporter: ____Daniel Lane_____Date:__18 Jan 2012__Time:_______

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its webite? ___Yes______

If yes, may we include your name with the report? ___Yes____