Louisiana Ornithological Society’s

Louisiana Bird Records Committee

Report Form


  1. English and Scientific names:


Scott’s Oriole, Icterus parisorum


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


One Female


  1. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) (specific locality)


East Baton Rouge Parish – Home of Coney and Janie Barre’, 8465 Gail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.


  1. Date(s) when observed:


January 19, 2012


  1. Time(s) of day when observed:


3:45 PM CST.


  1. Reporting observer and address:


Jay V. Huner

428 Hickory Hill Drive

Boyce, LA 71409


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


Janie Barre


  1. Other observers who Independently identified the bird(s):


J. Van Remsen and many others.


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


Late afternoon and cloudy. Good light from over shoulder.


  1. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):


Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars


  1. Distance to bird(s):


Approximately 150 feet.


  1. Duration of Observation:


Approximately 2 minutes.


  1. Habitat:


Suburban backyard with extensive shrubbery and trees to provide for wildlife habitat.


  1. Behavior of bird/circumstances of observations (flying, feeding, resting; including and stress habits in identification: relate events surrounding observation):


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.


  1. 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):


Large songbird, black above, yellow below. Large pointed bill. Two whitish wing bars. Black throat apparent when seen and in images.


  1. Voice:


Bird was silent.


  1. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):


Perhaps Audubon’s Oriole but bird previously identified by competent authorities.

  1. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached”):


Photographs previously sent to P. Conover.


  1. Previous 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.


  1. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):
    1. at time of observation: Sibley’s Field Guide; National Geographic Field Guide.
    2. after observation:
  2. This 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.


  1. Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain. Yes.


  1. date 02-13-2012 time 5:50 PM