Dumetella carolinensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Family: Passeriformes > Mimidae
A small, grey, thrush-sized bird with a dark cap, this extremely rare visitor from North America (where it is one of the commonest migrants) is named for its distinctive mewling call.
While many are migrant, wintering around the Gulf of Mexico coast and on various Caribbean Islands, populations along the Atlantic coast are resident, which may explain the very small number of British records.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Grey Catbird is a very rare vagrant. These records relate to one well-watched individual.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Grey Catbird, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
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