Gray Catbird


Picture from Cornell Ornithology Labs: All About Birds

  • Medium sized, slender songbird, long tail, straight bill, long legs
  • Small black cap, blackish tail, brown patch under the tail, rest of the body is gray.
  • Secretive but energetic, males sing on top of shrubs and small trees
  • They prefer to fly quickly over vegetation, staying close to the ground, instead of flying across open areas
  • Habitat: Can be found in dense tangles of shrubs, streamside thickets, old fields and fence rows.
  • Local Sightings: Can be seen at the Cynwyd heritage Trail, W. Laurel Hill Cemetery and Shortridge Memorial Park