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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  Polioptila caerulea

* Song is a soft series of buzzy sounds, almost inaudible to some.

* Looks like a miniature Mockingbird. Only the hummingbird is smaller in weight.

* Fairly abundant in foothills but seldom seen.

* Flicks tail from side to side. Constantly darting from one shrub to another.

* Prefers scrub oak and thickets, especially near water.

  Photo copyright by Robert Shanz Photo can be viewed at http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Birds/Gnatcatchers/BlueGray/20060415Gnatcatcher01.htm    

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