The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a fun bird to see while bird watching. Below are some tips to help you identify Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. We have also put together a list of fun Blue-gray Gnatcatcher t-shirts, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher bird patches, bird houses, bird feeders, binoculars, stickers and other fun bird watching items.
About Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
It is a long-tailed, small songbird which is commonly found in broad-leafed forests and scrublands. It is well known for its insistent calls and movement in forage areas with its fast hops. It forages for insects and spiders as it moves to flick white-edged tail.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Color Pattern
They are pale blue birds with a white underside. The face of a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is highlighted by thin white eyeing. During the summer males form a black ‘V’ on their foreheads.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Size
The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a tiny slim songbird with long legs, long tail and a thin fairly straight bill. Both sees have relative measurements of:
- Length 10 – 11 cm
- Weight 4.8 – 8.9 g
- Wingspan 16 cm
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Behavior
They are an energetic species always in motion fluttering for small insects within shrubs. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers mostly feed on spider webs.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Habitat
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers forage in mostly wooded areas across their broad breeding territory in North America. Most of their nesting areas are near water sources like streams, rivers, and lakes. Over the winter they occupy areas from cypress swamps to highland oak forests.
Range and Migration
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Food
They feed mostly on small insects like spiders, weevils, beetles, and grasshoppers. The smaller prey is consumed whole as their wings are torn apart. For larger prey, they are beaten on a perch before being consumed. Adults care for their young feeding them bigger prey as they mature.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Lifecycle
Males and females in a pair help for the search of a nesting area usually in the groves of trees. Construction of the nest is usually done by the pair, taking up to two weeks. Females lay up to 5 eggs per breeding season and take 11 days to incubate the eggs before they hatch. The nestling period is up to 15 days before the chick is mature enough to fly out of the nest.
Bird Watching Academy & Camp Subscription Boxes
At Bird Watching Academy & Camp we help kids, youth, and adults get excited and involved in bird watching. We have several monthly subscription boxes that you can subscribe to. Our monthly subscription boxes help kids, youth, and adults learn about birds, bird watching, and bird conservation.
Bird Watching Binoculars for Identifying Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
The most common types of bird watching binoculars for viewing Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are 8×21 binoculars and 10×42 binoculars. Bird Watching Academy & Camp sells really nice 8×21 binoculars and 10×42 binoculars. You can view and purchase them here.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher T-shirts
If you love the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher you should purchase a Bird Watching Academy & Camp T-shirt. To help support bird conservation we donate 10 percent to bird conservation activities.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Iron On Patches
Kids, Youth, and Adults love to collect our Bird Watching Academy & Camp iron on patches. Our bird watching patches help you keep track of the birds you have seen an identified. You can also display the patches on our Bird Watching Academy & Camp banners.
The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a great iron on patch to start your collection with. The patches are durable and can be sewn on or ironed on to just about anything.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Stickers
Stickers are a great way for you to display your love for bird watching and the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. We sell a monthly subscription sticker pack. The sticker packs have 12 bird stickers. These sticker packs will help your kids learn new birds every month.
Bird Feeders For Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
There are many types of bird feeders. Here are our favorite bird feeders for your backyard. We use all of these bird feeders currently. Kids will have a great time watching birds eat at these bird feeders. Using this collection of bird feeders will provide a wide variety and many types of birds.
Best Bird Houses for Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
There are many types of bird houses. Building a bird house is always fun but can be frustrating. These 4 bird houses have become our favorites. Getting a bird house for kids to watch birds grow is always fun. We spent a little extra money on these bird houses but they have been worth the higher price and look great.