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Grey CatbirdFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Grey catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)


Grey catbirds are a species of perching bird native to NC. They are characterized by a solid grey body and song that sounds like a cat’s meow. The beak is short, made to pick berries and insects from trees.
Dumetella carolinensis

Grey catbird

Diet Mature Size Notes
Insects and small fruits A mature Grey catbird can have a wingspan of up to 30 centimetres Illegal to own; A Grey catbird tagged in 1984 lived for at least 17 years when it was recaptured and re-released in 2001