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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2021.

Description:
A small bird measuring up to 5 inches in length. Blue-grey above and white below, with white eye ring and broad white borders on a long black tail.
Range:
Breeds in southern North America and Central America and winters in southern North America, Central America, and the West Indies.
Habitat(s):
Open, moist woodlands and brushy tickets.
Reproduction:
4 or 5 pale blue, brown-spotted eggs are laid in a cup of plant down fastened to a horizontal branch in a tree.
Food:
This species feeds exclusively on insects and spiders.
Comments:
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months. This species resembles a miniature mockingbird.
References:
Kushlan & Hines (2014)

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2021.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2021.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2021.



 
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