Masked Gnatcatchers


Masked GnatcatcherThe Masked Gnatcatchers (Polioptila dumicola) are endemic to south-east Pará to northern Argentina in South America. They are quite common within their range. Its preferred habitat includes light woodland, gallery woodland and scrub, such as the chaco.



The nominate sub-species is blue-grey above and a lighter grey below with blackish wings edged white. The tail is black with white outer feathers.

The male has a black mask bordered below by a thin white line.

The female has a much narrower black area, a white eyering and whitish cheeks and lores (the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird's head).




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