Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)  
Genus: Polioptila (3 species, 15 worldwide)

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Rio Negro Gnatcatcher (Polioptila facilis)

Tropical Gnatcatcher
Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea) Male
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  

Tropical Gnatcatcher
Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea) Female
Camarones, Colombia  

The female has an grey cap, and the male has a black cap. Seen high in the canopy except in the northern desert scrub, where it is abundant and easy to see.

Slate-throated Gnatcatcher
Slate-throated Gnatcatcher (Polioptila schistaceigula)
Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

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