Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah
Rec. # O_2011-03

Common name:

Scott's Oriole

Scientific name: Icterus parisorum
Date: 5/31/2011
Time:  0900
Length of time observed: 5min, several times
Number: 1
Sex: ? male
Elevation: 4500 ?
Distance to bird: 6 ft
Optical equipment: none
Weather: cloudy/rain
Light Conditions: day time
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape: similar to bullock's oriole
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: black head , wing bars, dusky yellow chest and belly
(Description:)            Bill Type: like other orioles
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
as above
(see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior:  eating jelly
Habitat: back yard, few trees,
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
we get several bullock's orioles, this one seemed to be with this group, identified by elimination from Roger's Western Bird Field Guide. noted first the entire black head, yellowish belly, bill similar to Bullock's.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
seen in S. Utah, as said before we have Bullock's oriole
References consulted: Roger's Field Guide  audobon series
Description from: From memory
Observer: Lenore Gabbard
Observer's address: 4452N 3800W, Morgan, utah, 84050
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: albert Gabbard
Date prepared: 6/5/2011
Additional material: Photo
Additional comments: