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California Gnatcatcher

Polioptila californica Brewster, W 1881

The California gnatcatcher is a small 10.8 cm (4.3 in) long insectivorous bird which frequents dense coastal sage scrub growth. This species was recently split from the similar black-tailed gnatcatcher of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts. This bird is often solitary, but joins with other birds in winter flocks. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Polioptilidae
Genus:
   Polioptila
Scientific:
  Polioptila californica


Original description

Citation:
  Brewster, W 1881

Reference:
   Bull. Nuttall Orn. Club 6 p.103

Protonym:
  Polioptila californica

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/21225714


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A0015FD729FF3E82

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A0015FD7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A0015FD7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554389

Geographic range:

  • Polioptila californica [californica or atwoodi]: southwestern California to south to northwestern Baja California
  • Polioptila californica margaritae: S Baja California; Santa Margarita I. and Espírito Santo I.
  • Polioptila californica pontilis: Central Baja California from latitude 30°N to 27°N
English:
California Gnatcatcher
Catalan:
agafamosquits de Califòrnia
Czech:
leskot kalifornský
Danish:
Bajasnerresmutte
German:
Kalifornienmückenfänger
Spanish:
Perlita Californiana
Spanish (Spain):
Perlita Californiana
Finnish:
kaliforniansääskikerttu
French:
Gobemoucheron de Californie
Croatian:
kalifornijska mušičarka
Hungarian:
kaliforniai szúnyogkapó
Italian:
Pigliamoschini della California
Japanese (romaji):
kariforuniabuyumushikui
Japanese:
カリフォルニアブユムシクイ
Lithuanian:
Kaliforninis mašalinukas
Dutch:
Californische Muggenvanger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kaliforniamyggsmett
Norwegian:
Kaliforniamyggsmett
Polish:
siwuszka kalifornijska
Portuguese:
Balança-rabo-da-california
Russian:
Калифорнийская комароловка
Slovak:
sivuška kalifornská
Serbian:
Kalifornijska komarica
Swedish:
californiamyggsnappare
Ukrainian:
Комароловка каліфорнійська
Chinese:
加州蚋莺
Chinese (Traditional):
加利福尼亞蚋鶯


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
California Gnatcatcher [incl. pontilis] ( Polioptila californica [incl. pontilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
California Gnatcatcher [incl. pontilis] ( Polioptila californica [incl. pontilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
California Gnatcatcher [incl. pontilis] ( Polioptila californica [incl. pontilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements, version 2022:
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Polioptila californica [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Polioptila [melanura or californica] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2  3 

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: agafamosquits de Califòrnia
Czech: leskot kalifornský
Danish: Bajasnerresmutte
German: Kalifornienmückenfänger
English: California Gnatcatcher, California Gnatcatcher [incl. pontilis]
English, HBW: California Gnatcatcher
English (IOC): California Gnatcatcher
English (United States): California Gnatcatcher
Spanish: Perlita Californiana
Spanish (Spain): Perlita Californiana
Spanish (HBW): California Gnatcatcher
Spanish (Mexico): Perlita californiana
Finnish: kaliforniansääskikerttu
French: Gobemoucheron de Californie, Gobemoucheron de Californie [incl. pontilis]
Croatian: kalifornijska mušičarka
Hungarian: kaliforniai szúnyogkapó
Italian: Pigliamoschini della California
Japanese (romaji): kariforuniabuyumushikui
Japanese: カリフォルニアブユムシクイ
Scientific: Polioptila californica, Polioptila californica [incl. pontilis], Polioptila californica californica
Lithuanian: Kaliforninis mašalinukas
Latvian: Kalifornijas odķērājs
Dutch: Californische Muggenvanger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kaliforniamyggsmett
Norwegian: Kaliforniamyggsmett
Polish: siwuszka kalifornijska
Portuguese: Balança-rabo-da-california
Portuguese (Portugal): caça-mosquitos-da-califórnia
Russian: Калифорнийская комароловка
Slovak: sivuška kalifornská
Serbian: Kalifornijska komarica
Swedish: californiamyggsnappare
Turkish: Kaliforniya bitkuşu
Ukrainian: Комароловка каліфорнійська
Chinese: 加州蚋莺
Chinese (Traditional): 加利福尼亞蚋鶯

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