Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis

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Field Marks
  • Slender bill
  • Dark gray plumage
  • Dark eye
  • Chestnut undertail coverts
  • Crown and tail black
  • Black legs
  • Sexes similar
  • Distinctive call like cat's meow


The gray catbird usually lives in dense thickets and is occasionally found in residential areas. 


A common permanent resident in the Atlanta area