Birdorable Gray Catbird

2013 Bonanza Bird #20: Gray Catbird

July 20th, 2013 in Birdorable Bonanza 2013 2 comments

We're adding a new species every day until we reach our 500th Birdorable species! Today's Bonanza bird is the Gray Catbird.

Birdorable Gray Catbird

Gray Catbirds are migratory birds in the mimid family. Other mimids include mockingbirds and thrashers. Mimids are known for their ability to mimic sounds made by others. The Gray Catbird has a cat-like mewing call but is also skilled at mimicking other birds, frogs, and even mechanical noises.

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Gray Catbird (photo by blogger)

Gray Catbirds tend to lurk low in vegetation. They are well-adapted to living in suburban landscapes and careful observation may reveal them visiting back yard feeding stations to partake of jelly, suet, mealworms, or even seed.

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Tomorrow's Bonanza bird is a conspicuous and popular species found Down Under.
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