White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Polioptilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the White-lored Gnatcatcher
eBird range map for White-lored Gnatcatcher

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It distributes from Mexico to northwestern Costa Rica. In Mexico it is found in the Pacific slope, from Michoacán to Isthmus, in interior locally in Balsas drainage. Also at northern Yucatan.

It is a resident species, common to uncommon in its occurrence range which is approximately 220,000 km2.

Distribution outside the Americas

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It inhabits between 0 and 1800 m asl, in arid to semiarid scrubs and thorn forests.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

White-lored Gnatcatcher (Polioptila albiloris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whlgna1