Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Other Names: none

Distribution : woodlands of northwestern Mexico.

Description:

Size: 11-13 cm in length.

Plumage: Adults are blue-gray on the uppersides with white undersides and a long black tail with white outer bands on the base. The undertail is extensively white, showing black only along a thin vertical center line and at the very tip. Males show a prominent black cap. The beak and legs are gray and the eyes are black.

 

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Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
arizona
mexico
new mexico
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
grating
rattling
Habitat
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
Deserts
Color
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
tiny
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
warblers and gnatcatchers (old world) - sylviidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern