Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Secretive, thicket-dwelling mimic.  Common east of the Rockies in summer, and along the east coast in winter.  Favors dense thickets and edge habitats.  Medium-sized, all gray, with black cap and reddish-brown undertail.  Distinct mewing call, as well as long, rambling songs that interweave other birds songs and can last up to 10 minutes.  Feeds on insects and berries; often attracted to native berry plants.   Usually nests in dense shrubs.  Lifespan up to 17 years.  Population ~ 10 million.  

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January 23, 2015