Gray Catbird - Catbirds will skulk around in the shrubs and bushes. I usually find these birds near creeksides and the edges of farm fields. They are very vocal if you are to near their nest.
(The gray catbird
), also spelled grey catbird
, is a medium-sized North American and Central American perching bird of the mimid family. It is the only member of the "catbird" genus Dumetella
. Like the black catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris
), it is among the basal lineages of the Mimidae, probably a closer relative of the Caribbean thrasher and trembler assemblage than of the mockingbirds and Toxostoma
thrashers. In some areas it is known as the slate-colored mockingbird