gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 7.75 inches
Dark gray plumage
Chestnut undertail coverts
Crown and tail black
Often found in dense vegetation
Distinctive call like cat's meow
The plumage and call of the catbird are quite distinctive.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 12-13 days
Days to Fledge: 10-11
Number of Broods: 2
Diet: Mostly fruit; lesser quantities of insects
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August C
Fall: September, October, November C
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley