Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Polioptila caerulea
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident, April to mid-September. Nests from late April to early June in deciduous forests and orchards. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the female on the left.
Date:  9/1/1890
Collected By:  John R Massie/CW Richmond
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  176638
There is no record available for the male on the top right.
The bird at the bottom is a juvenile.
Date:  6/1/1915
Collected By:  Mr & Mrs LD Miner
Locality:  Near Washington, DC
Sex:  Juvenile
Catalog ID:  237077