Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Polioptila melanura

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptillidae)

Code 4

BTGN

Code 6

POLMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black and blue-gray.
  • Throat Color: White washed with gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 10 cm (4 in)
  • Weight: 6 g (0.2 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White washed with gray.
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray back with gray-black wings.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Short flights usually within low vegetation. Tail often waving from side to side and/or cocked in the air.
  • Wingspan Range: 15 cm (6 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Black with slight white edging on outer web of outer tail feathers
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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