Louisiana Ornithological Society’s
Bird Records Committee
and Scientific names:
Scott’s Oriole, Icterus
of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate
LOUISIANA: (parish) (specific locality)
East Baton Rouge Parish – Home of Coney
and Janie Barre’, 8465 Gail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
January 19, 2012
of day when observed:
3:45 PM CST.
observer and address:
Jay V. Huner
428 Hickory Hill Drive
Boyce, LA 71409
observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):
observers who Independently identified the bird(s):
J. Van Remsen and many others.
conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and
amount of light):
Late afternoon and cloudy. Good
light from over shoulder.
equipment (type, power, condition):
Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars
Approximately 150 feet.
Approximately 2 minutes.
Suburban backyard with extensive shrubbery
and trees to provide for wildlife habitat.
of bird/circumstances of observations (flying, feeding, resting; including
and stress habits in identification: relate events surrounding
Staked out bird that was known to work
brushy area and trees surrounding yard and come periodically to hummingbird
feeders. Bird was seen when it came to a hummingbird feeder.
(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):
Large songbird, black above, yellow below.
Large pointed bill. Two whitish wing bars. Black throat
apparent when seen and in images.
Bird was silent.
species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):
Perhaps Audubon’s Oriole but bird previously identified by
or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached”):
Photographs previously sent to P. Conover.
experience with this species:
Have recorded Scott’s Oriole in southern
Texas, southern Arizona, and southern California. Have
previously reported an immature male Scott’s Oriole at Peveto
Woods in Louisiana.
aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in
- at time of observation: Sibley’s Field Guide; National
Geographic Field Guide.
description is written from: _x_notes made
during the observation (notes attached?); ___note made after the
observation (date: ______); __x__ memory.
“Coney and Janey Barre Yard 8465 Gail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Ca 3:45 PM
CST. Jay Huner & Janey Barre’. Gray blue back. Dingy yellow below.
2 wing bars. Check Photo for other details. At Hummingbird Feeder about 2 mi.
Good views about 100’. Overcast, calm High 60s F. Female staked out bird.
you positive of your identification? If not, explain. Yes.
02-13-2012 time 5:50 PM