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Utah Bird Records Committee

Rec. # 2012-35
Tropical Kingbird

Date first observed:    11 Sep 2012
Provo Airport Dike (South Extension), Utah County


  • 11 Sep 2012 - Eric Huish  [Record #2012-35], (Photos & Video 1 Video 2), KC Child's, Tim Avery, David Wheeler, Lorene Wyss, Ned Bixler, Jeff Cooper (Photos) , Steve Carr, Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld, Norm Jenson, Shyloh Robinson, Alton Thygerson, Douglas Mead, Pat Jividen, Joel and Kathy Beyer, Dennis and Bryan Shirley, Milt Moody, Tuula Rose, Keeli Marvel

Sight Records:


Records Committee Review:

  Date Posted


1st round: 13 Sep 2012 5 acc, 4 not
2nd round: 9 Nov 2012 6 acc, 2 not
Completed: 16 Dec 2012 Accepted


Summary:  It was difficult to eliminate the Couch's Kingbird as a possibility, but the length of the bill and outside expert opinions were convincing for most, that this is a Tropical Kingbird.
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