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White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Polioptilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • © Chris Wood

Endemic to Middle America, the White-lored Gnatcatcher is principally found on the Pacific slope, between southern Mexico and northwest Costa Rica, but also in the Yucatán, on the Atlantic side of the isthmus. Males are black-capped and black-tailed (with white sides), while the rest of the upperparts are largely gray, and the underparts off-white, but females, which lack the black cap, do indeed have white lores, which feature is usually obvious. The fact that both members of a pair are usually found in close proximity to one another eases the identification process. The species principally occupies lower stature woodlands and scrub throughout its range.

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© L. Irby Davis

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

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: