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Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
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Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

General Description: Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) are medium-sized, sexually monomorphic, gray birds with a black cap, rusty undertail coverts, and a big voice.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Mimidae.

Favored Habitat: Low, dense thickets.

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Where to Find: Don't look for Gray Catbirds around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on trips beyond the desert throughout the continent from southern Canada south and east to Florida, and then south into Central America.

Comments: Sings a loud, long song that goes on and on, sometimes mimicking the calls of other birds. Best identified by a loud series of harsh "mew" calls (like a cat).

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) If you were a tasty bug or a plump berry, this might be the last face you ever see!
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird: gray with back cap and rusty undertail coverts
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird in typical southern habitat: saw palmetto thicket
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird, typical view through the leaves; Dunedin, Florida
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird, typical view through the leaves; Dunedin, Florida
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird, typical view through the leaves; Dunedin, Florida
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird; Dunedin, Florida
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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