Coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The coastal California gnatcatcher is a small blue-gray songbird which measures only 4.5 inches (11 cm) and weighs 0.2 ounces (6 grams). It has dark blue-gray feathers on its back and grayish-white feathers on its underside. The wings have a brownish wash to them. Its long tail is mostly black with white outer tail feathers. They have a thin, small bill. The males have a black cap during the summer which is absent during the winter. Both males and females have a white ring around their eyes. It belongs to the old-world warbler and gnatcatcher Sylviidae family.
- States/US Territories in which the Coastal California gnatcatcher, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
- US Counties in which the Coastal California gnatcatcher, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Coastal California gnatcatcher, Wherever found is known to occur:
San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge
- Countries in which the the Coastal California gnatcatcher, Wherever found is known to occur: Mexico
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1993-03-30||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|1993-03-30 00:00:00.0||58 FR 16758 16759||Proposed Special Rule to Allow Take of the Threatened Coastal California Gnatcatcher|
|1993-12-10 00:00:00.0||58 FR 65088 65096||ETWP; Special Rule Concerning Take of the Threatened Coastal California Gnatcatcher|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2000-06-29||65 FR 40073 40074||Reopening of Comment Period and Notice of Availability of Draft Economic Analysis for Proposed Critical Habitat Determination for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher||
|2011-05-25||76 FR 30377 30382||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon||
|2008-03-05||73 FR 11945 11950||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon||
|2010-09-29||Coastal California gnatcatcher 5-year Review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|2007-12-19||72 FR 72010 72213||Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica); Final Rule||Final Rule||Final designated|
|2003-04-24||68 FR 20228 20312||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica) and Determination of Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment for the California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica); Proposed Rule||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|2000-10-24||65 FR 63680 63743||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher; Final Rule||Final Rule||Not Required|
|2000-02-07||65 FR 5946 5976||Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
» Other Resources
NatureServe Explorer Species Reports -- NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
FWS Digital Media Library -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.