Scientific Name: Polioptila californica

The Gnatcatcher, Polioptila californica, is a small and agile bird species native to Huntington Beach, California, and the surrounding coastal habitats. These delicate birds have slate-gray plumage with a distinctive white eye-ring and long, narrow tails, which they constantly flick and fan while foraging for insects. Gnatcatchers are year-round residents in the region, inhabiting scrubby vegetation and chaparral habitats. They are often found in pairs or small family groups, vocalizing with soft, high-pitched calls as they search for food.

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