Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A tiny, slim songbird with a thin, straight bill, small body, and long tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Costa’s Hummingbird; smaller than a Black-throated Sparrow.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
      • Weight: 0.2-0.2 oz (5.1-6 g)
      • Wingspan: 5.5-5.9 in (14-15 cm)