California Gnatcatcher

Polioptila californica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptillidae)

Code 4

CAGN

Code 6

POLCAL

ITIS

HEAD

California Gnatcatcher Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: Pale Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

California Gnatcatcher Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 11 cm (4.3 in)
  • Weight: 6 g (0.2 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray to gray-brown.
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray to gray-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

California Gnatcatcher Flight Illustration.jpg
  • 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 white outer tail feathers
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer feathers and narrow white tip.
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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