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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Polioptila melanura Lawrence, GN 1856

The black-tailed gnatcatcher is a small, insectivorous bird which ranges throughout the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is nonmigratory and found in arid desert areas year-round. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Lawrence, GN 1856

Reference:
   Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. New York 6 p.168

Protonym:
  Polioptila melanura

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16023768


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C05CE29C46975B13

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C05CE29C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C05CE29C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 179857

Geographic range:

  • Polioptila melanura melanura: W Nevada to Texas and e Mexico (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí)
  • Polioptila melanura lucida: Arid sw US to ne Baja California and nw Mexico (Durango)
  • Polioptila melanura curtata: Isla Tiburón (Sea of Cortés)
English:
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Catalan:
agafamosquits cuanegre
Czech:
leskot pokřovní
Danish:
Bajasnerresmutte
German:
Schwarzschwanz-Mückenfänger
Spanish:
Perlita Colinegra
Spanish (Spain):
Perlita Colinegra
Finnish:
aavikkosääskikerttu
French:
Gobemoucheron à queue noire
Hungarian:
feketefarkú szúnyogkapó
Icelandic:
Húfuhremmir
Italian:
Pigliamoschini codanera
Japanese (romaji):
ogurobuyumushikui
Japanese:
オグロブユムシクイ
Lithuanian:
Juodauodegis mašalinukas
Dutch:
Zwartstaart-muggenvanger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Ørkenmyggsmett
Norwegian:
Ørkenmyggsmett
Polish:
siwuszka czarnosterna
Russian:
Чернохвостая комароловка
Slovak:
sivuška čiernochvostá
Serbian:
Crnorepa komarica
Swedish:
ökenmyggsnappare
Ukrainian:
Комароловка чорнохвоста
Chinese:
黑尾蚋莺
Chinese (Traditional):
黑尾蚋鶯


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: agafamosquits cuanegre
Czech: leskot pokřovní
Danish: Bajasnerresmutte
German: Schwarzschwanz-Mückenfänger
English: Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher [excl. pontilis]
English, HBW: Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
English (IOC): Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
English (United States): Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Spanish: Perlita Colinegra, Perlita del Desierto
Spanish (Spain): Perlita Colinegra
Spanish (HBW): Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Spanish (Mexico): Perlita del desierto
Finnish: aavikkosääskikerttu
French: Gobemoucheron à queue noire, Gobemoucheron à queue noire [excl. pontilis]
Hungarian: feketefarkú szúnyogkapó
Icelandic: Húfuhremmir
Italian: Pigliamoschini codanera
Japanese (romaji): ogurobuyumushikui
Japanese: オグロブユムシクイ
Scientific: Polioptila melanura, Polioptila melanura [excl. pontilis], Polioptila melanura melanura
Lithuanian: Juodauodegis mašalinukas
Latvian: melnastes odķērājs
Dutch: Zwartstaart-muggenvanger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Ørkenmyggsmett
Norwegian: Kaliforniamyggsmett, ørkenmyggsmett
Polish: siwuszka czarnosterna
Portuguese (Portugal): caça-mosquitos-de-cauda-preta
Russian: Калифорнийская комароловка, Чернохвостая комароловка
Slovak: sivuška čiernochvostá
Serbian: Crnorepa komarica
Swedish: ökenmyggsnappare
Turkish: Kara kuyruklu bitkuşu
Ukrainian: Комароловка чорнохвоста
Chinese: 黑尾蚋莺
Chinese (Traditional): 黑尾蚋鶯

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