|Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea
|Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil and Rafan,
The Tropical Gnatcatcher is the most numerous and widespread of this family of small slender birds with long tails. It is found from Mexico into the northern part of South America from the Pacific coast of Peru to the Atlantic coast of Bahia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It inhabits woodland, forest borders, mangroves and scrub and it gleans for insects in the foliage and on twigs.
|The male is bluish grey above with a black crown while below it is grey to whitish. The female is similar but lacks the black crown. It constantly twitches its long tail and is often found in flocks of insect-eating birds.|
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