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-legged Gull, Larus cachinnan/ LBBGxHerring Gull

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

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3. Locality: Parish:Cameron

†† Specific Locality: East side of Holly Beach

4. Date(s) when observed: April 7, 2014

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5. Time(s) of day when observed: 8:00 am

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6. Reporting observer and address: Michael Musumeche, 1621 Southwood Dr., New Iberia,†††††††

††† LA 70560

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7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): The bird was not

††† specifically IDíed. We considered YLGU and Hybrid LBBGxHerring Gull.Bill††††††††

††† Fontenot, Mac Myers.

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

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

††† Light conditions were backlighted so images were lightened.

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

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11. Distance to bird(s): about 20-25 meters.

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12. Duration of observation: about 15 minutes

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13. Habitat: open beach front.

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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): brief flying, actively

††††† feeding on catfish.

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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): Large gull, bright orange/yellow bill with red and black spots at

†††† (mandible) billís tip, bright orange/yellow legs, dark gray mantle, iris yellow, slightly

†††† reddish orbital ring, primaries darker than mantle with small white spots near wing

††† tips, white leading and trailing edges of primaries and secondaries, head and ventral

†††† surfaces white.

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16. Voice: none noted

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17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): LBBG, mantle not

†††† as dark, bill and feet less orange/yellow than gull in question.

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18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Photos submitted to Paul

†††† Conover taken by Michael Musumeche

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19. Previous experience with this species: None with YFGU or hybrid

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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: National Geographic

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††††† b. after observation: Sibley

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21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes

††††† attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); _____memory. X

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: The bird in question is in all

††††† probability a LBBG/Herring Gull hybrid.The bird in question also possesses the

††††† fieldmarks of YLGU.

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23. Date:_13/April/2014_________Time:_2:50 pm______

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

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

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