LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     

1. English and Scientific names:Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

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

1, presumably adult

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) ________Cameron____________________________________

Specific Locality: _Oak Grove/Rutherford Oaks along the entrance road________________________________________________________

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

5. Time(s) of day when observed: late afternoon

6. Reporting observer and address:B. Mac. Myers III, 641 S. 5th St., Eunice, LA 70535

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

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): seen by various observers in this location, sporadically for a year or more

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): excellent initially, looking east, sun behind us; then variable

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

11. Distance to bird(s): variable, maybe within 40-50 feet

12. Duration of observation: off and on, but in sight for a few minutes

13. Habitat: Grove of large live oaks with other trees and shrubs and mowed yards near camps and pasturre

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): first seen sitting in the road! Then more typical moving around in understory of oaks, calling some.

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) (copied and pasted from other kiskadee report of spring 2011) Large, chunky flycatcher. Brown above, brighter rusty on wings and tail. Yellow below except for throat. Bold black and white head pattern (see photos). Rather bull-headed and large bill.

16. Voice: heard giving Eeeeek call and ka-dee call. Donít recall if it gave full ďkiskadee) call

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): copied from other kiskadee report of this spring. Nothing in U.S. Many somewhat similar species in several genera in tropics. Most similar boat-billed lacks rusty wings and tail. I think the calls ofGreat Kiskadee are distinctive.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): my photos submitted; Patton probably has better ones

19. Previous experience with this species: Some in LA, many in tropics; also some experience with some of the similar tropical species, including Boat-billed and Lesser Kiskadee

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: ____x_ 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: Buford M. Myers III______________________________Date:17 July 2011__________Time:__7:15 pm_____

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portions of this report on its webite? ________________________

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

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