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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-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 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 Jim Holmes 2017-05-05 Blue Ridge Road, Solano County, California, Solano (United States) (800 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368297
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 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 J.R. Rigby 2016-04-01 Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Lafayette (United States) (160 m) song -

Natural sound. Bird perched ~5m above the ground in a cedar tree. Complex song begins at 0:17. Appeared to be chased from its perch by a Carolina Chickadee.

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

309926
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 Matt Wistrand 2018-05-02 Elsen's Hill, DuPage County, Illinois, DuPage (United States) (240 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

416745
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caerulea Jim Holmes 2016-04-30 Cottonton, Russell County, Alabama, Russell (United States) (80 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

314875
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-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caerulea Mike Nelson 01-05-11 Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge, Knoxville, TN, Knox (United States) (150 m) Call (A) - 77265
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Richard E Webster 2006-05-08 Meling Ranch, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (600 m m) calls - individual No 2 71912
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 Nick Komar 2016-05-14 Cottonwood Canyon near Pritchett, Baca County, Colorado, Baca (United States) (1500 m) call, male, song -

Singing and calling while moving through canopy of small oak trees. Original recording amplified 4x and spliced to remove unwanted background noise, using WavePad Sound Editor.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

317245
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 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-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 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 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 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
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caesiogaster Andrew Spencer 2016-05-16 Lucayan Estates, West Grand Bahama, West Grand Bahama (Bahamas) (10 m) call -

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

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331767
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Nick Komar 2016-09-01 Horsetooth Lake Estates, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1800 m) call, female -

Scrub habitat in lower foothills of Rocky Mountains. Recording filtered for clarity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

333514
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) calls - 3rd cut of this bird 71915
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 -

Call notes from bird near nest. Wind noise filtered below 100Hz.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

205394
xeno-canto.org
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