This is a familiar bird about suburban hedges in southern Ontario, rare in northern Ontario.
A few sometimes winter in the southern parts of Ontario but most go south to southern U.S.A. and central America.
Slightly smaller than the American Robin, the Gray Catbird is all gray except for rufous undertail coverts and a black cap.
Its call is a catlike “meuw” and its song a musical medley with few repeated phrases such as characterize the songs of the Brown Thrasher and Northern Mockingbird.
Dr. J. Murray Speirs