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Did you know that one mating pair of blue-gray gnatcatchers can build seven nests in one mating season?

Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
a Glance

Key Features:

Blue-gray gnatcatchers are small, blue-gray birds with white throats, chests, and bellies.

Near Threatened - Population Increasing


Deciduous Forests

nesting habits:

Blue-gray gnatcatchers build cup-shaped nests in trees out of bark, caterpillar silk, cocoons, grass, lichen, paper, plant down, spiderwebs, and stems.

seasons blue-gray gnatcatchers are active in our area:

Spring, summer



hunting Behavior:

Blue-gray gnatcatchers forage in foliage, while hopping.

Commonly Confused With:

Golden-Crowned Kinglets

Golden-crowned kinglet foraging on a tree trunk

Blue-gray gnatcatchers are often confused with golden-crowned kinglets because both are gray with lighter throats, chests, and bellies.

Blue-gray gnatcatcher peeking off a tree

Golden-crowned kinglets have white eyebrows.

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