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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea caerulea) There are nine recognized subspecies with two being mapped for Texas. Subspecies amoenissima is a non breeding bird in western Texas while the nominate is both a breeding bird to North and Central Texas and a wintering bird in Texas from Central Texas south and east. Males are darker and brighter colored than females in breeding season but similar in non breeding season. Photographed in Hazel Bazemore County Park, Calallen, Nueces County, Texas, USA. Adjacent to the Nueces River at ca. 1 m (3.3 ft) elevation.
Habitat
Adjacent to the Nueces River at ca. 1 m (3.3 ft) elevation.
Location
Hazel Bazemore County Park, Calallen, Nueces County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
December 2009
Scientific name
Polioptila caerulea
Equipment used
Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 300mm f4L IS USM lens, ISO 200, Shutter speed 1/250 with flash, f/10.
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Stanley! That bird is just soooo cute. What a wonderful shot.
 
Very good close-up showing the bird in a good pose. I like the match between bird's colors and the backdrop.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian
 
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And it's sitting still no less!

Had an early one about 2 weeks ago but my shot is nothing compared to this one ;) Beautiful Stanley.
 
Two super catches Stan, like the eye ring on this un, good job buddy.
 

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