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Gray Catbird

Dumetella carolinensis


Beautiful gray bird with a variable call.


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

I wasn't sure about the rust-colored rump of the bird--I hadn't seen that in Catbirds before.

ForestDragon 8 years ago

They are in the same family as Mockingbirds and such and tend to mimic other bird songs. They repeat the songs differently than Mockingbirds and they also have a distinctive mew call that can sound very much like a Cat (hence the name).

Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

Greenville, New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

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