English and Scientific names:

Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus

Number of individuals: 


Locality: LOUISIANA: 

St. Tammany

Specific Locality:

Near Miltary Rd. @ HWY. 190

Date(s) when observed:


Time(s) of day when observed:  

11:30 am

Reporting observer and address:

Craig Lucker

Slidell, LA.

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


Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)


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

Partly Cloudy

Optical equipment: 

10X Leupold

Distance to bird(s): 

40 yards

Duration of observation:

15 minutes


Tupelo swamp pond

Behavior of bird: 

Actively feeding from open branches over the water. It would sit for a minute or so, pluck something out the water and fly back to its perch. After flying to another branch, it would give out 2 or 3 loud calls.


Black cap, white over eye, black though the eye, white on chin, vivid yellow breast to undertail coverts, brown back with touch of rust color on primaries.


High-pitched Raant, ending sharply.

Similar species:

Social Flycatcher – Peterson’s listed this bird at about 7". The bird I saw was as big as a large Blue Jay and rather plump.

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?


Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

Sibley's Birds of Eastern North America.

This description is written from: 

Notes written after observation and from memory.

Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 




Craig Lucker

Date and time: