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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 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 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 Antonio Xeira 2016-04-26 Hardin, Marshall County, Kentucky, Marshall (United States) (110 m) call -

Editing: High-pass filter, cutoff frequency 1kHz, some amplification.

Equipment: Olympus WS-822 digital recorder with Audio-technica ATR 6550 shotgun.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

389960
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 caesiogaster Andrew Spencer 2016-05-16 Lucayan Estates, West Grand Bahama, West Grand Bahama (Bahamas) (10 m) call, song -

song(?) and calls from a male bird moving low in dense palmetto under open pine forest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331768
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea amoenissima Andrew Spencer 07/06/2007 East Evacuation Creek, Rio Blanco Co., Colorado, Rio Blanco (United States) (? m) song (A) -   14876
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Thomas G. Graves 2018-04-23 Santa Barbara, California, Inspiration Point Trail, Santa Barbara (United States) (300 m) call -

I decided the Gnatcatcher was the more interesting of these two, so listed it as the Blue-gray...

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

412929
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea Sue Riffe 2018-05-06 Lawrence Woods SNP, Hardin (United States) (320 m) call -

Natural vocalizations from the tree with the nest cavity. Same bird as XC417992

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

417993
xeno-canto.org
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea William Whitehead 2019-06-10 Bernards, Somerset County, New Jersey, Somerset (United States) (70 m) song -

Complex Song

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

480256
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 -   71921
xeno-canto.org
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 caesiogaster Andrew Spencer 2016-05-16 Lucayan Estates, West Grand Bahama, West Grand Bahama (Bahamas) (10 m) song -

song from a male bird moving at mid-height in tall, open pine forest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331770
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 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 Eric DeFonso 2014-05-31 Yellowjacket Canyon, Montezuma County, Colorado, Montezuma (United States) (1500 m) call -

In riparian corridor with cottonwoods. Habitat is arid pinyon/juniper woodland.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

205869
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 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-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 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-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea caerulea Tayler Brooks 7-5-2010 Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, New London Co., Connecticut, New London (United States) (3 m) Song (A) - 59151
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 Eric DeFonso 2016-05-12 Camenisch Park, Federal Heights, Adams County, Colorado, Adams (United States) (1700 m) call -

Calls from bird moving in low shrubs in riparian zone in urban park. Temp around 40 F on mostly cloudy morning.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

367698
xeno-canto.org
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea cozumelae Perdomo-Velázquez, Héctor 12-02-2009 Zona de Pozos CAPA, Selva Mediana Subperenifolia, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, México, Mexico (Mexico) (5 m) Song (A) -   40537
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
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