LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

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     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 flavoviridis)

 

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

3. Parish: Cameron

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Specific Locality:Peveto Woods Sanctuary, near Johnsons Bayou

4. Date(s) when observed: 05/12/2012

5. Time(s) of day when observed:about 8:00 a.m.

6. Reporting observer and address: Paul Conover, Lafayette, LA

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7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): David Muth, Mac Myers (found the bird), Dan Purrington, Curt Sorrells, Phillip Wallace

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

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

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Zeiss 10s, Nikon D200

11. Distance to bird(s):ca. 10 yards at closest

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12. Duration of observation:about 2 minutes

13. Habitat: Chenier with main core of live oaks and much smaller presence of hackberry, locust, etc.Bird was mainly in live oaks, including making a few forays into short scrubby thicket of oak suckers.

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14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation:Bird was actively foraging in the company of several Red-eyed Vireos, at least 1 Philadelphia Vireo, and 1 Blue-headed Vireo.Warblers were feeding nearby as well.Flock was moving rapidly through the woods, making sallies throughout all levels of trees from tops to ground level.This vireo went low to the ground in a thicket as our group followed it, and came out near me.It then flew out and into the treetops.

 

I observed the bird again later on the other side of the woods.

 

 

15. Description:A red-eyed type vireo with extensive yellow tones.Bright yellow breast sides, flanks, and undertail, with clean white underparts from chin and throat down through center of breast and belly to around vent.Yellow-greenish back, wings, and tail.Primary coverts on folded wing slightly darker or less yellow green than rest of upperparts. Face overall grayish, with basic pattern of Red-eyed Vireo masked by gray wash.Pale ashy auriculars and supercilia, with slightly darker gray crown and broad eyeline.Not much if any line separating crown and supercilia as in Red-eye.Bill large, with straight culmen, and with mandible sloping upward towards its outer 1/3.Slight hook on tip of bill.Bill pale, appeared almost a grayish-pink as if lacking darker pigmentation of maxilla of Red-eyed.Irides reddish or reddish-brown.Legs pale gray perhaps with pinkish tones.††

 

This was an extremely bright bird.††††

 

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17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):Red-eyed Vireo eliminated by overall color. ††††Philadelphia, Warbling, and Yellow-throated all eliminated by color, size, and overall pattern.Philadelphia lacks strong white middle of underparts.Warbling never as bright yellow below.Yellow-throated has yellow head.

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

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19. Previous experience with this species:Iíve seen several over the past few years.††

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

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a. at time of observation:

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b. after observation:

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21. This description is written from: memory/ photo review.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes

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23. Date: 5/14/2012

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