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Gray Catbird

Dumetella carolinensis


Medium-sized thrushlike songbird with a long tail. Gray overall with a darker cap and cinnamon undertail coverts.


Woodland trail at local botanical gardens.


Gray Catbird often hides in the shrubbery, making an odd variety of musical and harsh sounds -- including the catlike mewing responsible for its name. It is able to mimic the vocalizations of several other birds and other animals, for example, frogs.

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Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Spotted on May 30, 2021
Submitted on Sep 23, 2021

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