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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 amoenissima Richard E Webster 2006-05-10 La Corona Arriba, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (2500 m m) calls - 3rd cut of this bird 71915
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-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 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
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 Paul Marvin 2014-03-04 Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (10 m) call -

in oak

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

169146
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Steve Hampton 2016-03-31 Vacaville, Solano County, California, Solano (United States) (800 m) song -

song continued after recording stopped

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

309933
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea nelsoni Manuel Grosselet 2021-04-16 San Pablo Etla, San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca, Oaxaca (Mexico) (1900 m) subsong -

wildtronics mono amplified tascam Dr05

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

639605
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea David Darrell-Lambert 2019-05-14 Pelee (near Leamington), Essex County, Ontario, Essex (Canada) (180 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

476524
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Sue Riffe 2018-05-03 East Fork Lake SP, Clermont County, Ohio, Clermont (United States) (220 m) call -

In a decidious tree 15 feet up.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

416548
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Ryan P. O'Donnell 2017-03-19 FR 1688, Mt Ord, near Sunflower, Maricopa Co, Arizona, Maricopa (United States) (1800 m) call, song -

eBird checklist. Also available at the Macaulay Library, record ML51716701.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

360371
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Ryan P. O'Donnell 13-05-2011 Goshen, Bingham County, Idaho, Bingham (United States) (1730 m) Song and call (A) -   77905
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Richard E Webster 2006-05-10 La Corona Arriba, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (2500 m m) song, call - Soft song like subsong, calls 71923
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 a female bird moving low in dense palmetto undertory to tall pine forest. The bird appeared to be alarmed at my presence, though I saw no nest or young.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331773
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 Fraser Simpson 2011-12-18 Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, Monroe (United States) (0 m) Call (A) -   96296
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea obscura Richard E. Webster 2015-05-29 Cave Creek Canyon, Middle Fork, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1600 m) call, song -

'singing' from the crowns of fairly short oaks on a hillside in partly burned woodland; twitching back and forth as it sang from inside crowns, changing trees several times; louder later in the recording; changes 'song type' several times

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

269496
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Antonio Xeira 2016-05-07 Stony Creek Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan, Macomb (United States) (240 m) alarm call -

Bird seen quite alarmed with my presence

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

315747
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Andrew Spencer 18-05-2009 Laguna Meadows Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., Texas, Texas (United States) (? m) calls (A) -   34321
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea J.R. Rigby 2016-04-01 Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Lafayette (United States) (160 m) song -

Natural sound. Bird not visible. Apparently perched in a cedar tree covered in dense vines ~5-10m away. Complex song begins around 2:10.

Habitat

29-acre estate centrally located in Oxford, MS consisting of antebellum home surrounded by lawns and adjacent forest. Privet hedges and small thickets divide the grounds into distinct lawn units. Bordered on all sides by mature oak-hickory forest. Forest edge consists of oak spp, hickory spp, red cedar, mulberry, with understory along the edge dominated by privet (Ligustrum sp.). Grounds around the house include isolated trees and manicured hedges. A path from the end of the parking area leads northward ~1 km through the forest to the northern edge of the property abutting the University of Mississippi campus

Editing

Edited in Adobe Audition. Butterworth high-pass filter, order 3, cutoff frequency 1kHz

Equipment

Fostex FR-2 digital recorder with Sennheiser microphone and Telinga pro 22' parabolic reflector.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

309923
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea obscura Frank Lambert 2015-05-01 Sierra Las Pirras, Baja California Sur, Baja California Sur (Mexico) (1100 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

352795
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea obscura Phoenix Birder 2019-12-13 Wittmann, Maricopa County, Arizona, Maricopa (United States) (480 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Sound Devices MixPre-3 Wildtronics Stereo Model #WTPMMSA 22” Parabolic Reflector, phoenixbirder@gmail.com

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

511877
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea J.R. Rigby 2016-05-14 Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Lafayette (United States) (160 m) call -

Natural sound. Bird foraging alone in the lower branches of a walnut tree initially 5m above the ground, moving steadily to the north at roughly the same height. Foraging by hopping along the branch and between branches, picking at leaves along the way.

Habitat

29-acre estate centrally located in Oxford, MS consisting of antebellum home surrounded by lawns and adjacent forest. Privet hedges and small thickets divide the grounds into distinct lawn units. Bordered on all sides by mature oak-hickory forest. Forest edge consists of oak spp, hickory spp, red cedar, mulberry, with understory along the edge dominated by privet (Ligustrum sp.). Grounds around the house include isolated trees and manicured hedges. A path from the end of the parking area leads northward ~1 km through the forest to the northern edge of the property abutting the University of Mississippi campus

Editing

Edited in Adobe Audition. Butterworth high-pass filter, order 3, cutoff frequency 800 Hz

Equipment

Fostex FR-2 digital recorder with Sennheiser microphone and Telinga pro 22' parabolic reflector.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

316436
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea J.R. Rigby 2015-04-04 Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Lafayette (United States) (170 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

247308
xeno-canto.org
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