gnat-catcher


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gnat-catcher

or

gnatwren:

see kingletkinglet,
common name for members of a subfamily of five species of Old and New World warblers, similar to the thrushes and the Old World flycatchers. Kinglets are small birds (4 in./10 cm) with soft, fluffy, olive or grayish green plumage and bright crown patches.
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The proposed acquisitions will protect the coastal California gnat-catcher (Polioptila californica californica) and at least 10 sensitive animal species and numerous sensitive plants.
Once the exotic plants are removed, the land will be restored to coastal sage scrub for gnat-catchers and other native species.
Painted redstarts, gnat-catchers, bridled titmice, yellow-eyed juncos, and gray-breasted jays frequent the trees above, while Gambel's quail and three kinds of to-whee work the underbrush.