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Gray Catbird -
(Dumetella carolinensis)



  • Medium-sized songbird
  • Plumage dark gray with black cap
  • Long black bill
  • Rusty color under tail
  • 8.5" (22 cm.)


  • Shrubby areas, roadsides, forest edges

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Sings series of squeaky notes that imitate
         other birds' songs
  • Call sounds like cat's mew
  • Will remove cowbird eggs from its nest
  • Builds nests in dense shrubs, small
         trees, or vines
  • Common summer resident on KVR

Gray Catbird on a branch 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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