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California Gnatcatcher Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A very small, slender bird with a long tail and a small bill.

    Relative Size

    About the size of a Bushtit, but smaller than a Wrentit.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3 in (11 cm)
      • Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (5-7 g)
      • Wingspan: 5.5 in (14 cm)