English and Scientific names:

Great Kiskadee  Pitangus sulphuratus

Number of individuals: 



Locality: LOUISIANA: 

Orleans Parish


Specific Locality:

off I-10 by swamp tours near Bayou Savauge

Date(s) when observed:

December 27, 2003 (New Orleans CBC)

Time(s) of day when observed:  

2 pm


Reporting observer and address:


Rosemary Seidler

Shreveport, LA


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

Vicki LeFevers



Light conditions:

bird was in full sun on a bare branch calling.


Optical equipment: 

Swarowski 10x.   Not needed bird was close enough to ID without bins.



Distance to bird(s): 

40 ft.



Duration of observation:

10 minutes off and on


swampy area.  Lots of undergrowth with some taller shrubs and trees 

Behavior of bird: 

Bird was calling and actively feeding.




[photo attached].  This was a stake out bird that had been found and ID weeks earlier. 




Call notes but not the full "song."


Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

photo attached


Previous experience: 

Seen often on trips to west Texas


Identification aids: 

at time of observation:

Not used, not needed.



Report made from memory? 



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





Rosemary Seidler


Date and time: 

March 11, 2004


Permission to display report and accompanying documentation?