Perching

Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Polioptila nigriceps
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Length: 4 in. (11 cm )
Barely entering the United States from Mexico, this species is restricted to dry thorny undergrowth of foothill forests. It hunts actively for insects on vegetation and during the winter usually stays with large flocks of titmice, kinglets, and vireos. In the summer pairs are found near the small nest in a fork of a low bush or shrub. The male has a black cap during the breeding season but loses it in the winter

The four-digit banding code is BCGN.

Male | Jim Burns

Female | Robert Shantz


Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Rattling
Sex of Bird: Male
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Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Black-capped Gnatcatcher
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-capped-gnatcatcher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Black-capped Gnatcatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-capped-gnatcatcher

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Dr. Biology. "Black-capped Gnatcatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-capped-gnatcatcher

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Dr. Biology. "Black-capped Gnatcatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-capped-gnatcatcher

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