Another from our holiday on Cape Cod, MA in June 2010. This is the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), common in damp shady brushy areas and forages for insects and other invertebrates and berries in low shrubs or on the ground. Often seen in gardens and, like our robin, will follow you around as you work, almost having a conversation with you!
Slaty gray plumage with blackish cap and a distinctive red on the underside of the tail. There is NO other Eastern US bird with this colour.
Settings: F/5.6 1/500sec ISO400 manual@500mm tripod
Please view large if you have a moment.
Many thanks for your great support of my last upload - very much appreciated as always
|Camera:||Canon EOS 40D |
|Lens:||Canon 500mm F4L IS |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Title:||Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)|
|Uploaded:||17 Jan 2011 - 8:04 AM|
|Tags:||Cape, Carolinensis, Catbird, Close-up / macro, Cod, Dumetella, Eastern, England, Garden, General, Gray, Ma, Massachusetts, New, Usa, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature|