Gray Catbird: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

This is a familiar bird about suburban hedges in southern Ontario, rare in northern Ontario.

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird

A few sometimes winter in the southern parts of Ontario but most go south to southern U.S.A. and central America.

Eastern Catbird

Slightly smaller than the American Robin, the Gray Catbird is all gray except for rufous undertail coverts and a black cap.

Gray Catbird

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.

Gray Catbird

Dr. J. Murray Speirs

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