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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)

General Description: Black-tailed Gnatcatchers (Polioptila melanura) are tiny blue-gray birds with black on the top of the head; a black tail; a thin, pointy beak; and a narrow white eyering.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Polioptilidae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub.
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)

Where to Find: Black-tailed Gnatcatchers are birds of the desert scrub and brushy canyons. Look for them at Corn Creek and Willow Springs. The Henderson BVP is another good place to check, as they are fairly easy to see in the shrubs surrounding the ponds.

Comments:

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) If you were a tasty bug, this might be the last face you ever see!
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Gnatcatcher in natural habitat: feeding in a Creosote Bush
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Note black under-tail with white spots at distal end
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Adult Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Juvenile Black-tailed Gnatcatcher without tail
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Juvenile Black-tailed Gnatcatcher without tail
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura)
Juvenile Black-tailed Gnatcatcher without tail
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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