Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Other Names: none

Distribution : desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Description:

Size: 11-13 cm in length.

Plumage: Generally gray above and off-white below. Breeding males have a black crown that extends to the eyes during summer. They have a long black tail, with narrow white edges and white tips on the outermost feathers. Non-breeding males, females, and juveniles are duller. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

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