This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

1. English and Scientific names:Scott’s Oriole, Icterus parisorum


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

1 – Immature Male

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish)

East Baton Rouge

Specific Locality:

Back yard of Coney and Janie Barre’, 8645 Gail Dr, BR 70809

4. Date(s) when observed:


5. Time(s) of day when observed:

7:40 AM

6. Reporting observer and address:

Dave Patton, 122 Memory Lane, Lafayette, LA 70506

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

Erik Johnson.

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):

 many others over several days before

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Dim early morning light. Overcast.

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

Concentrated on a photograph and did not look at the bird

11. Distance to bird(s):

About 75 feet

12. Duration of observation:

20 seconds

13. Habitat:

Urban, large overgrown yards with woods and thicket around.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):

Came into hummingbird feeder and drank briefly before flying over fence.

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):

Looked greenish yellow and black. See photo.

16. Voice:


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

Other orioles. See photo

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?):

300 mm with SLR camera, Dave Patton

19. Previous experience with this species:


20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):


a. at time of observation:

b. after observation:

21. This description is written from: _____ 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:

Looks Good

23. Signature of reporter: Dave Patton



24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its webite? Yes

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


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