Passerine Birds (Passeriformes) - RStade

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Drinking Dew

Polioptila caerulea

June – Texas

L=4.5” ...... WS=6” ...... WT=0.2 oz Order: Passeriformes (Passerine Birds) Family: Sylviidae (Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers)

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have the broadest range of their genus in North America. Compared to other gnatcatchers (Polioptila) their range extends farther north into cold temperate areas. They prefer moist areas with broadleafed trees.