nonbreeding male, or perhaps female (California, USA; 2008-01-13)

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a tiny long-tailed grey bird with a black upper tail (mostly white underneath) and white outer tail feathers; flits after insects from brush to treetops.

male in breeding plumage, black eyebrow (California, USA; 2006-06-17)

nonbreeder, mostly grey overall (California, USA; 2007-02-24)

black upper tail (California, USA; 2007-09-23)

white outer tail feathers, blue-grey back, crown (Florida, USA; 2008-12-24)

moves tail and body actively (California, USA; 2009-04-26)

posing for portrait (California, USA; 2009-04-26)