Order Passeriformes

Family Polioptilidae

Gnatcatchers
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General

Closely related to Troglodytidae, based on several independent genetic datasets#R#R#R#R.

  • 9-13 cm.
  • 3 genera, 15 species, 71 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Atwood, J. & Lerman, S. (2017). Gnatcatchers (Polioptilidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52321 on 24 April 2017).