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Female Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

By teocali
There is very little difference between male and female catbirds except the female is slightly paler in colour. This lady was obviously the partner of yesterday's Displaying Male Catbird and was responding accordingly to his advances. I have since found out that these birds imitate calls of jays, kingfishers, swallows, grosbeaks, and many songbirds and are also known as the Slate-coloured Mockingbird. This is the last of the Catbird series for the moment, but I am holding a few more back for a rainy day!
Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload with a special thank you to Phillip (PhillipMinnis) for the GEA Smile

Tags: Usa Female Grey Gray Catbird Massachusetts Wildlife and nature Cape-cod New-england Dumetella-carolinensis

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Comments


8 Jun 2011 9:27AM
A big congrats on yesterdays award ... looks like you are due for another one today.

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
8 Jun 2011 9:33AM
I really like the pose here. - gary
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
8 Jun 2011 9:44AM
Another great capture Sylvia showing a good square on pose and in full mimmic Smile
Richard
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
8 Jun 2011 10:18AM
Excellent shot, detail just tops, Sylvia.
Ronnie.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
8 Jun 2011 10:24AM
Stunning!

Ade
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 10:55AM
Awesome shot,very well done indeed,

John.
Another lovely image of this beautiful bird.
Steve.
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
8 Jun 2011 2:43PM
supreme image, nicely presented
Tammy
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 3:03PM
A fine capture. Great pose. Love it.
8 Jun 2011 3:20PM
Beautiful, a fabulous pose captured. Reminds me of a Christmas bird decoration. Excellent detail..........Sandy
colin beeley Plus
13 1.1k 10 England
8 Jun 2011 4:55PM
30 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
franfoto 8 2 32 England
8 Jun 2011 5:54PM
Another cracking shot Sylvia, so enjoying this Cape Cod series.

Fran
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
8 Jun 2011 6:31PM
Another excellent shot of the Catbird Sylvia. What a superb creature it is.
Ron
8 Jun 2011 6:40PM
Another class image and capture Sylvia.....Nicely timed pose too Wink
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
8 Jun 2011 7:03PM
A delightful pose Sylvia - lovely plumage detail set off wonderfully against the clear background.

Mike
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 8:17PM
Excellent work, great detail with a sharp eye, good work
Dave
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 10:38PM
so sharp
8 Jun 2011 11:07PM
Hi Sylvia, love this shot super, now back from sa , speak to you soon regards gray.
11 Jun 2011 7:18PM
Stunning capture great detail.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
12 Jun 2011 5:43PM
A real belter Sylvia, what a wonderful pose for the camera

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