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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher        Polioptila caerulea

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers breed in southern Ontario, the eastern and southwestern United States, and Mexico.  Among gnatcatcher species, this is the only one to breed in eastern North America.  For the winter months, these birds migrate to the southern United States, Mexico, northern Central America, and the western Caribbean.

This species is a year-round resident of Florida, although they are more abundant in south Florida during the winter and in the north during the summer.  Breeding evidence has been found in every Florida county.