Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Polioptila caerulea

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptillidae)

Code 4

BGGN

Code 6

POLCAE

ITIS

HEAD

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Blue-gray
  • Forehead Color: Blue-gray
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: White washed with gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11 cm (4.25 in)
  • Weight: 6 g (0.2 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White washed with gray.
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 15-17 cm (5.75-6.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Black
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