Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea

Photo by Peter LaTourrette.  North American Birds Photo Gallery
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Field Marks
  • Thin bill
  • White eye ring
  • Blue-gray upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Long, black tail with white outer tail feathers


Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are considered habitat generalists.  They tend to prefer moist deciduous woods where they are usually found high in the canopy.  However they are also known to occur in swamps, scrub habitat, chaparral, and even desert.


Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are common during spring and fall migration in the Atlanta area. They are also summer residents.

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