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Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Description:
A small bird measuring up to 9 inches in length. Gray all over with a black cap.
Range:
Breeds in North America and winters in southestern Noth America, Central America, and the West Indies.
Habitat(s):
Dense, shrubby thickets such as roadsides, residential areas,and forest edges.
Reproduction:
1 to 5 turquoise eggs are laid in a nest of twigs placed in dense shrubs.
Natural History:
Although the nests of this species are frequently parasitized by the Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater), this species throws most of them out fo its nest.
Food:
This species feeds on insects and small fruits.
Comments:
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months only.
References:
Kushlan & Hines (2014)

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.



 
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