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Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

A small bird measuring up to 9 inches in length. Gray all over with a black cap.
Breeds in North America and winters in southestern Noth America, Central America, and the West Indies.
Dense, shrubby thickets such as roadsides, residential areas,and forest edges.
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.
This species feeds on insects and small fruits.
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months only.
Kushlan & Hines (2014)

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

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