Feathers on Friday: The Gray Catbird

Gray Catbirds are relatives of mockingbirds and thrashers, and they share that group’s vocal abilities, copying the sounds of other species and stringing them together to make their own song.  A medium-sized, slender songbird with a long, rounded, black tail and a narrow, straight bill. Catbirds are fairly long legged and have broad, rounded wings. They have a small black cap, blackish tail, and a rich rufous-brown patch under the tail. I am always startled when I hear them “mewing” they do sound just like a cat!

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17 thoughts on “Feathers on Friday: The Gray Catbird

  1. Your bird photos always lift my spirits, as if a part of their song itself, Lisa. A bird who imitates seems so intelligent to me (and funny!)
    Hope you have a special picnic or activity celebrating Labor Day weekend. 🙂

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