to Mockingbirds and Thrashers, Catbirds are
known for their cat like mewing call. They also have a distinctive
tail bobbing behavior. These birds are shy and reclusive, eating
mostly bugs and berries. The nests are built fairly low in bushes
or trees, and unfortunately many nestlings are predated by cats.
Gray Catbirds winter in southern United States to Panama.
This young Catbird came to us with an injury of unknown
origin, was treated, and ultimately released.