Gray Catbird
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General description.

The Catbird is a thursh named for its distinctive "mew" calls and notes added into phrases of its song. If the Catbird's name were based on his song instead of on his call-note, he might have won the popularity he deserves, but which seems forever denied him. Taking kindly to civilization he makes his home near ours, asking only the shelter of our shrubbery and a share of our small fruits in return for three months of music such as but few birds can produce.

Female appearance.


Breeding habits.


Population and distribution.

Nests from Florida and Texas to Canada winters from South Carolina to the tropics.

Nesting habits.

The Catbird nests in bushes and thickets laying 3-5 greenish blue eggs in May.
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