LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     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): one, uncertain age and sex

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3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) ____________________________Cameron________________

Specific Locality:Peveto Sanctuary, south side of woods, east of parking lot ________________________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 12 May 2012

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5. Time(s) of day when observed: donít recall, and time stamp of photo off

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6. Reporting observer and address: B. Mac. Myers, Eunice, LA 70535

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

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8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): J. Huner reports a YGVI from the same area a few days before??

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9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): variable, often pretty good

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

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11. Distance to bird(s): variable, as close as 50 ft.

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12. Duration of observation: off-and-on for ten or more minutes, not visible the whole time

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13. Habitat: coastal chenier, live oak, hackberry

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14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): feeding and moving fairly steadily and rapidly, hard to keep up with at times

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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): when I first spotted it, I had a good look at everything but the upper face and crown. It was a very bright Red-eye type vireo: bright yellow-green upperparts, bright yellow up the flanks up to side of neck and lower face. The lower face was very pale ashy gray; upper face not seen well. I was pretty sure it was YGVI and called Phillip over. He relocated it and confirmed it. We called the others over and chased it around until everybody got deent looks. Paul got good phot(s), and I got one.

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16. Voice: not heard

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17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): pretty distinctive with good views; see photos

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18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): one or more good ones by PEC, One by me, submitted

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19. Previous experience with this species: a few in LA and some in Central America, but not very recently

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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: none

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b. after observation: ??standard guides??

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21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); __x___memory. And photos

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

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23. Signature of reporter: B. Mac. Myers III______________________________Date:_19 July 2012_________Time:__11:30 a.m._____

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