gnatcatcher gnatcatcher  /ˈnæt ˌkæ tʃər/


  • (n) very small North American and South American warblers


  1. To protect a bird called the coastal California gnatcatcher, officials will try to preserve the sage-scrub ecosystem where it lives.
  2. A little gray bird called the California gnatcatcher is pitted against Southern California real estate developers who covet the same sea view.
  3. He is currently attempting to negotiate a plan that would provide a haven for the gnatcatcher as an alternative to endangered-species protection.

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  • "If we are really going to have an effect on controlling our border, we can't be having eight-to 10-year delays on these really small sections," Hunter said. "I think we actually waited a full year on a study to see if the gnatcatcher would...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Duncan Hunter Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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