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Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

Polioptila caerulea (Linnaeus, 1766)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea obscura Andrew Spencer 2012-05-13 Tommy's Draw, Rio Blanco Co., Colorado, Rio Blanco (United States) (2050 m) call (A) - calls from a pair of birds mobbing a Northern Pygmy-Owl in a large juniper on the top of a rimrock mesa. 104672
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Eric DeFonso 2014-05-19 FR375, Manti-La Sal National Forest (near Paradox), Montrose County, Colorado, Montrose (United States) (2200 m) call -

Whiny call notes from bird near nest. Bird only 3-4m from mic. Wind noise filtered below 100Hz.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

205395
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Manuel Grosselet 2017-10-03 General Bravo, Nuevo León, Nuevo León (Mexico) (260 m) song -

wildtronics mono amplified Dr 05 a single bird in low branchs foraging and singing very low..like a happy boy moving around and singing

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

392842
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Paul Marvin 2020-06-12 Otay Mountain, near Dulzura, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (1000 m) song -

one of a pair making these odd vocalizations that I assume is a song

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

571094
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Matt Wistrand 2016-05-06 Elsen's HIll, DuPage County, Illinois, DuPage (United States) (240 m) Scold, call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

315279
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Dan Lane 2016-02-02 Santa Ana NWR, Texas, Hidalgo (United States) (30 m) call, song -

A bird singing natural softsong, that includes some imitations, as it foraged about 2-5m up in mesquite and hackberry amid south Texas brushland. A second bird was giving calls. I edited out some announcements and heavy wind at a few points. Although I suspect the singing bird to be male, it was not in breeding plumage, so its sex couldn't be determined.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

302322
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Paul Marvin 2014-03-04 Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (10 m) call, song -

high in oak

brief White-eye Vireo imitation

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

169151
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea obscura Richard E. Webster 2019-02-22 Caduaño, Baja California Sur, Baja California Sur (Mexico) (200 m) call, song -

singing from 2-3m up under the crown of short desert trees while foraging; very quiet song at close range; 1st of two recordings of this individual;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

465621
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Andrew Spencer 17-05-2009 Blue Creek, Big Bend Naitonal Park, Brewster Co., Texas, Texas (United States) (? m) song and calls (A) -   34809
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Nick Komar 2018-07-27 Wichita Mountains NWR, Comanche County, Oklahoma, Comanche (United States) (480 m) begging call, juvenile -

Unmodified recording. Oak forest at Lost Lake picnic area.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

428782
xeno-canto.org
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caerulea Andrew Spencer 29-05-2009 near Rocksprings, Edwards Co., Texas, Texas (United States) (? m) calls (A) - calls from an agitated female bird near a fledglings 35104
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Manuel Grosselet 2019-02-01 Isla del Rey, Nayarit,San Blas, Nayarit, Nayarit (Mexico) (10 m) song -

wildtronics mono amplified tascam Dr05 Normalized and Aufilter in Audacity. It was singing like in Sourdine. Singing very low and hard to listen..

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

455031
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Paul Marvin 2014-04-01 Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (10 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173283
xeno-canto.org
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caerulea Andrew Spencer 29-05-2009 near Rocksprings, Edwards Co., Texas, Texas (United States) (? m) begging calls (A) -   35103
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Antonio Xeira 2016-04-18 Cranberry Lake Park, Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland (United States) (300 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

313741
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Joshua Jaeger 2015-07-06 Poway, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (200 m) call, song -

There was at least one other Gnatcatcher in the vicinity, and the two that were seen were observed doing a courtship display, so it's possible the individual recorded was the male.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

255631
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caesiogaster Andrew Spencer 2016-05-22 Maiden Hair Coppice, North Andros, North Andros (Bahamas) (20 m) call -

calls from the same bird as in XC331773, in response to pishing.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331774
xeno-canto.org
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Ryan P. O'Donnell 10-06-2011 Goshen, Bingham County, Idaho, Bingham (United States) (1550 m) Calls (A) - 81059
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caesiogaster Andrew Spencer 2016-05-16 Lucayan Estates, West Grand Bahama, West Grand Bahama (Bahamas) (10 m) song -

songs from a male bird moving at mid-height in tall pine trees in open forest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331766
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caesiogaster Andrew Spencer 2016-05-16 Lucayan Estates, West Grand Bahama, West Grand Bahama (Bahamas) (10 m) call, song -

song and calls from a pair of birds moving low in dense palmetto under open pine forest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331769
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Eric DeFonso 2014-05-21 Plateau S of Paradox Valley, Montrose County, Colorado, Montrose (United States) (1900 m) call, song -

Mix of songs and calls from bird in PJ. Windy conditions. Wind noise below 100Hz filtered.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

205431
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Ross Gallardy 2015-03-22 Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Santa Cruz (United States) (950 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

297504
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Richard E Webster 2006-05-11 Meling Ranch, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (600 m m) calls -   71916
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Paul Marvin 2014-03-04 Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (10 m) call, song -

mostly in oak, a little in pine

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

169145
xeno-canto.org
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