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Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis

A medium-sized, gray bird with dark grey head crown and tip of tail wings. Omnivorous but primarily eating fruits and berries. Leaves the Montreal area during summer and winters South in more warmer areas.

Common Names

  • Gray Catbird (en)
  • Mímido gris (es)
  • Moqueur chat (fr)
  • Katzendrossel (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Mimidae
  • Dumetella carolinensis

Where & When to Spot

A common bird but because of its preference for dense vegetation, more difficult to spot.

How to Identify

Gray bird with dark gray upper head. Brown colored underside of the tail wings. Upper part of the tip of the tail wings is almost black. Eyes and legs are black.


Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2017-05-27

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 1100;

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