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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -
(Polioptila caerulea)
 

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Identification

  • Small gray songbird
  • White eyering
  • Relatively long, dark tail with white
         outer feathers
  • 4.25" (11 cm.)

Habitat

  • Deciduous forests

Additional Information

  • Uncommon spring migrant, fairly
         common summer resident
  • Gives high-pitched mew call
  • Calls frequently during nest-building
  • Nest built on horizontal branch well
         away from trunk
  • Uses spider silk and lichens and other
         plant materials for the nest
  • Forages in outer branches, often high 
         in canopy

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher sitting on a branch

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on nest

 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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