Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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.

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Details & Statistics

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

Range

International Names

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