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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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.