September 2, 2016 – Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
Requested by: @gepwin
These gnatcatchers are found in much of the southern United States and Central America. Their diet is mostly small insects and other invertebrates. Swallowing smaller prey whole, they beat larger insects against a perch before eating them. Both males and females build nests from spiderwebs and lichen. They build up to seven nests, moving to a new site if their current nest becomes unusable due to predation, brood-parasitism, or infestation. Both parents incubate the eggs. Females tend to stay with the young chicks while males bring them food.