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: Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flaviventris

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

1, age and sex undetermined

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) Cameron____________________________________________

Specific Locality: Peveto Sanctuary, s.of entrance road, w. of parking area_________________________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 8 May 2010

5. Time(s) of day when observed: early 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): see #8

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Relocated by P. Wallace a couple of hours later; seen by R.D. Purrington, D.P. Muth, perhaps Dave Patton(?) What was likely/perhaps the same bird was seen and photographed on a couple of later occasions

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): good, except crown in shade/obscured by leaf

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

11. Distance to bird(s): 40-50 feet

12. Duration of observation: in good view only maybe 3-5 seconds

13. Habitat: Coastal chenier, in live oaks

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Initially largely obscured, given glimpses which aroused my suspicions; moving farily slowly about in leaves of live oak

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): Obviously a large, “Red-eyed-type” vireo. During the main observation, I had a good look at it except for the crown which was obscured by leaf or shadow. Green above, seemed somewhat paler, more greenish rather than olive of Red-eyed. Undertail and lower belly yellow, extended up the flanks to neck and auricular area. Bill appeared long (even for redeye) and paler than typical of redeye. Face pattern washed out, faint superciliary, faint loral spot/eyestripe.

16. Voice: not heard

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): The pattern of yellow on underparts and up neck to face and the washed out facial pattern would eliminate Red-eyed. Coloration and lack of whisker mark eliminate BWVI. Size, shape, coloration and face pattern very different from PHVI.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): When relocate, videotaped by Phillip Wallace. Perhaps the same individual was seen and photographed by several people on later dates.

19. Previous experience with this species: three in LA, a fair number in the tropics

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

a. at time of observation: I don’t recall any

b. after observation:

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); __X___memory. And very brief notes made in field

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain:Yes, but had it not been relocated, I would consider my observation too brief for acceptance

23. Signature of reporter: __Buford Mac. Myers III____________________________Date:10 March 2011__________Time:__3:20pm_____

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? _______yes___________

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