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see mimic thrushmimic thrush,
common name for members of the Mimidae, a family of exclusively American birds, allied to the wrens and thrushes, that includes the mockingbird, the catbird, and the thrashers. Mimic thrushes are most numerous in Mexico.
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Catbirds were difficult to locate and surveys yielded only 77 observations.
Suet: blackbirds, bluebirds, catbirds, chickadees, creepers, crows, finches, jays, magpies, mockingbirds, nuthatches, orioles, robins, siskins, starlings, tanagers, titmice, other thrushes, woodpeckers, wrens
More than 45 different species have been spotted on the property, including great blue herons, gray catbirds, ducks, turkeys and prairie warblers.
There are other excursions: At daybreak bird watchers in our group set out to scout for gray catbirds, great kiskadees, and mangrove swallows.
Gray Catbirds nested in Cornus (N = 11 nests), Lonicera (N = 5), and Rubus (N = 6), but proportions were not significantly different ([chi square] = 2.68, DF=2, P=0.26).
By September, 25.7% of the avian-derived blood meals were obtained from gray catbirds and 20.0% from mourning doves, while none was identified as being from American robins.
Plasmodium Relictum in Experimentally Infected Gray Catbirds
Robins, hummingbirds, catbirds, thrushes and even a grouse or two, usually not attracted by seed feeders, are drawn to this water in our backyard garden.
She and her colleagues collected a total of 30 individuals from among gray catbirds, Swainson's thrashes, and wood thrashes.
The call of the gray catbird in America sounds like a mewing eat, while the unrelated catbirds in Australia sound like alley eats in heat.
Based on their bower-building abilities, they have been placed in four subgroups: the catbirds, stage makers, maypole builders, and avenue builders.
On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices, there was now no sound; only silence lay over the fields and woods and marsh.