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Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps)
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Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps)

General Description: Black-capped Gnatcatchers (Polioptila nigriceps) are tiny blue-gray birds with a thin, pointy beak and a narrow white eyering. The top of the tail is black except for the white outer tail feathers, but the bottom of the tail is white except for a thin black line down the center. In males, the top of the head is black.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Polioptilidae.

Favored Habitat: Riparian woodlands of western and northwestern Mexico, plus the extension of these mountains into southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.
Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps)

Where to Find: Don't look for Black-capped Gnatcatchers around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in southern Arizona at places like Patagonia State Park.


Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps) Black-capped Gnatcatchers
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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