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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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  • Tanygnathus lucionensis
  • Parrots & Parakeets
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About the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Also known as: Blue-gray Flycatcher, Sylvan Flycatcher, Western Gnatcatcher, San Lucas Gnatcatcher

The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a small songbird that lives across parts of the United States and Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean.

These little cuties are aptly named, as much of their plumage is a blue-gray color. They have white underparts and a white eyering. Breeding male Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have a dark line over their eyes.

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are constantly on the move, which can be a frustrating "field mark" for birders who often hear them before they are seen.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 22 July 2012
Scientific Name Polioptila caerulea
  • Passeriformes
  • Polioptilidae
  • Polioptila
  • P. caerulea
Birdorable Family Nuthatches & Wrens
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
3.9 to 4.3 inches
6.3 inches
.2 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 灰蓝蚋莺 (Chinese)
  • leskot modrošedý (Czech)
  • Blågrå Snerresmutte (Danish)
  • Blauwgrijze Muggenvanger (Dutch)
  • sinisääskikerttu (Finnish)
  • Gobemoucheron gris-bleu (French)
  • Blaumückenfänger (German)
  • Zanzariere blue-grigio (Italian)
  • ブユムシクイ [buyumushikui] (Japanese)
  • Nordmyggsmett (Norwegian)
  • siwuszka ciemnobrewa (Polish)
  • Голубая комароловка (Russian)
  • Perlita Común (Spanish)
  • Blågrå myggsnappare (Swedish)

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