1. English and Scientific names: Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus


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

1 age unknown


3. Locality: Parish:   Orleans Parish

   Specific Locality: Bayou Sauvage NWR, Recovery 1 Rd.

4. Date(s) when observed: 09.07.13

5. Time(s) of day when observed:  about 0900h.

6. Reporting observer and address: David P. Muth, 2765 Orchid St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

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

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): There were several follow-up reports on Labird.

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Eventually quite ood, morning light.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Eagle Optics Platinum 10x42

11. Distance to bird(s): within 30 yards.

12. Duration of observation: 10-15 minutes off and on.

13. Habitat: strand of trees and shrubs between marsh edge and Maxent Canal.

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

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):


Phillip and I were at opposite ends of Recovery Rd. We both independently detected the bird calling, loud dee-ee. Once the bird was located, the I.d. was confirmed: large bulky flycatcher, black cap with prominent white supercilium, white throat, yellow below, rufous brown above with bright rufous in wings and tail.

16. Voice: repeatedly gave the loud dee-ee

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): From look-alikes by voice and probability, size.

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

19. Previous experience with this species: Extensive.

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: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); xx memory.


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

23. Date: 03-07-14 Time: is relative

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

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