Utah Bird Profile
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher - Polioptila melanura

Name Roots: (Gr. Polios, "gray"; ptilon, "feather" - Gr. melas, "black"; oura, "tail")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub at a height of 1-4 feet, in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: lower-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in low desert scrub and lowland riparian habitats.

by Carol Davis

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