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Catbird, Gray

Scientific Name: Dumetella carolinensis

Family: Mimidae

Native Range: Eastern and Central United States America, Eastern Central America, Pennsylvania

Size: Length: 20.5 – 24 cm (8.1 to 9.4 in); Wingspan: 22 – 30 cm (8.7 to 11.8 in)

Active: Year-round resident in very southeastern part of Pennsylvania. Our catbirds seem to nest here spring-fall, but be largely absent in winter*

Field Markings: “Dark gray overall; black cap; long, black tail, often cocked; Undertail coverts chestnut; dark eyes; short, dark bill.” (Alderfer p. 184-185)

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