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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Gnatcatchers

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Polioptilidae

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The family of Gnatcatchers occurs in America from southern Canada to Argentina. They are 10 cm to 13 cm long, slender long-tailed birds that are related to the wrens. Their diet is mainly insects. Both parents together build a bowl-shaped nest made of fine plant material, hair and cobwebs in trees up to 24 m above the ground. Both partners incubate a clutch of 3 to 5 eggs for 13 to 17 days.

Microbates

     collaris - Collared Gnatwren (2)
     cinereiventris - Tawny-faced Gnatwren (2)

Ramphocaenus

     melanurus - Long-billed Gnatwren (3)

Polioptila

     caerulea - Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (9)
     lembeyei - Cuban Gnatcatcher (2)
     californica - California Gnatcatcher (1)
     melanura - Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (7)
     nigriceps - Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4)
     albiloris - White-lored Gnatcatcher (2)
     plumbea - Tropical Gnatcatcher (2)
     lactea - Creamy-bellied Gnatcatcher
     guianensis - Guianan Gnatcatcher (1)
     clementsi - Iquitos Gnatcatcher (1)
     schistaceigula - Slate-throated Gnatcatcher (2)
     dumicola - Masked Gnatcatcher (1)

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