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Blue-gray Gnatcather
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) This Gnatcatcher was making life miserable for this Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca). I figured the Gnatcatcher and Towhee both had nests in the vicinity and that the Towhees home range overlapped with the Gnatcatchers territory. Photographed in the Chisos Mountains Basin, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,646 m (5,400 ft) elevation.
Habitat
Piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,646 m (5,400 ft) elevation.
Location
Chisos Mountains Basin, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
May 2014
Scientific name
Polioptila caerulea, Melozone fusca
Equipment used
Canon
I like the story, and the great catch here of the two together in the branches, keeping a eye on each other, yet tying not to make eye contact. Well done Stanley
 
A great narrative to accompany this brilliant image Stanley !!! Thanks for sharing.
 
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What a great double-catch - and so well narrated too Stanley.

A super picture.
 
Marvelous capture of this duo with a fine interpretation of their behavior, great shot, Stanley!! tfs.
 
Buy one get one free Stan, LOL...Two lovely bird images, good job buddy.
 
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Well, the Towhee seems to be doing its best to ignore the Gnatcatcher ;)

A great moment to capture Stanley.
 
Interesting photo showing well both birds and habitat.

Thank you for sharing,
Critian
 

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