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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

EnglishGray Catbird
FrenchMoqueur chat
SpanishMímido gris


SpeciesDumetella carolinensis

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) - Parc de la Frayère - 2017-05-27

Where and When to Spot

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

Jardin Botanique de Montréal - x - -
Parc Bernard-Landry x - - -

Where and when a species has been observed, identified, and recorded.

Videos of Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Last updated on 2023-12-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.