Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) - HBW 10, p. 479
French: Moqueur chat
Spanish: Pájaro-gato Gris
Other common names: Common/Northern Catbird
Taxonomy: Muscicapa carolinensis Linnaeus, 1766, Virginia, USA.
Closely related to Melanoptila glabrirostris, and these two species are sometimes considered closely enough related to be lumped in the same genus; in such an arrangement, present genus has priority. In past, present species was commonly isolated in genus Galeoscoptes, but Dumetella subsequently shown to be the older name (see page 474). Proposed races ruficrissa (W parts of range), meridiana (C & S) and bermudiana (Bermuda) appear to be too weakly defined to be reliably distinguishable. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds S Canada (British Columbia E to Nova Scotia) and C, E & SE USA (E Washington and E Oregon SE to Utah and Texas, E to Atlantic coast, also on Bermuda; non-breeding extreme S & SE USA, N Caribbean islands, and Atlantic coastal areas of Central America S to Panama and Colombia.
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VideosSee all 21 videos
A bird perched Locality Hacienda Sueño Azul, Las Horquetas, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 12 February 2008 6 years ago 14 sec 4.6
A bird singing from a treetop Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 2 May 2002 7 years ago 16 sec 4.6
Male - calling to the female from low-lying bushes in a local coulee. Locality Pambrun, Saskatchewan, Canada (Monotypic species)
Blair Wainman 17 July 2011 3 years ago 33 sec 4.5
A front close view of a bird in a bush Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 28 September 2002 7 years ago 14 sec 4.5
Bath in litter river. Locality La Lima, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
Eduardo Tejeda Lima 16 February 2013 2 years ago 20 sec 4.4
One bird offering a prey to another Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 14 May 2002 7 years ago 11 sec 4.4
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Feeding on berries at Higbee WMA
Locality Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA (United States)
Kees Scharringa 8 October 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Male - calling to the female from a low-lying bush in a local coulee
Locality Pambrun, Saskatchewan, Canada (Monotypic species)
Blair Wainman 17 July 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Bird perched on a branch.
Locality Cuba (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 6 April 2004 8 weeks ago 4.3
A hand-held bird at ringing.
Locality Island Beach State Park, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA (United States)
email@example.com 1 October 1990 24 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Jamaica Bay, Long Island, New York, USA (United States)
Tomas Grim 4 May 2013 1 year ago 4.3
Foraging on a prunus tree
Locality Villahermosa, Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 15 October 2012 2 years ago 4.3