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): 1

3. Locality: Parish:  Cameron

   Specific Locality: ~100m east of intersection of LA 82 and parish road 140 (2B Rd)

4. Date(s) when observed: 2/19/14

5. Time(s) of day when observed: ~1030AM

6. Reporting observer and address: Dan O’Malley Baton Rouge

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

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): Overcast, lighting mostly overhead.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42

11. Distance to bird(s): ~10 meters at closest

12. Duration of observation: 5 minutes

13. Habitat: Chenier ridge with marsh like habitat to S and N. immediate location where bird first appeared was scrubby underbrush with some snags.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Apparently pulled in by pishing. Not observed foraging. Not responsive to playback. Perching on exposed snags.

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): Yellow ventrally. Rufous-brown dorsally. Bold black and white head pattern with broad black stripes through eye and down center of head. White throat, supercilium. Heavy black bill.

16. Voice: Several short calls. Sounded like the “kis” part of the typical “kis-ka-dee” call.

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Lesser Kiskadee and Social Flycatcher by bill shape and size, extensive rufous in wings and tail.

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


19. Previous experience with this species: Seen and heard in Ecuador

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

a. at time of observation: None.

b. after observation: Sibley

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. Date:__03/06/2014________Time:____0715___

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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