Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (four photos)
Polioptila caerulea


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Non-breeding Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on Antelope Island. They are easy to spot with their obvious eye-ring
and black tail edged with white.  They also have an unmistakable buzzing call.  © Carol Davis, 9-17-06

This male gnatcatcher near Lytle Ranch shows the eyebrow mark
more typical of the breeding plumage. © Carol Davis,

This photo was taken on the road to Lytle Ranch.  I pished this one in and he was very
persistent in finding the intruder. If you're ever in trouble, you can count on the
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher tobe one of the first birds to your rescue. © Carol Davis, 4-25-07


Strange mustache
I pushed up the gamma on this photo to show the strange mustache
on this feisty little male Blue-gray Gnatcatcher we found on the
Arizona Strip not far from St. George.  I haven't found one quite
like it in all my web browsing.  Gives him kind of a French look...
© Carol Davis, 4-26-07

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