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Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

By teocali
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 Smile

Tags: Wildlife Usa New General Wild England Garden Cape Close-up and macro Gray Catbird Ma Eastern Massachusetts Cod Wildlife and nature Carolinensis Dumetella

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andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
17 Jan 2011 8:35AM
Simply put... a beautifully taken and composed shot Sylvia!


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Alvar 11 23 2 France
17 Jan 2011 8:45AM
Lovely shot and composition Sylvia Well done
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Jan 2011 9:04AM
What a beautiful little bird, Sylvia, and a cracking image that so does it justice. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 9:20AM
cracking shot Sylvia pin sharp and a great catchlight, well taken pic on a superb b/g
Ray42 10 3 England
17 Jan 2011 9:26AM
An excellent shot Sylvia - pin sharp where it matters, a good fg and clean bg
17 Jan 2011 9:40AM
Hi Sylvia, love the detail ,great gray.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 9:43AM
love the detail sylvia cracking colours and textures a belter nice one Wink
JeniTLC 10 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 10:10AM
Lovely subtle range of colours.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 10:26AM
Well captured
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Jan 2011 10:42AM
Lovely shot, and I do like the muted but complimentary b/g tone you have achieved here......lovely bit of work, Sylvia.
17 Jan 2011 11:01AM
Excellent shot - well done

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 11:03AM
Very good shot, well caught.
17 Jan 2011 11:40AM
New one on me - heard the anme often but never been 'introduced' - lovely iamge, again
Thanksfor your encouraging comment on a previous post of mine - Duncan (son) and I have been kicking around the idea for a book for a wee while - slowly working on it......Pat
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
17 Jan 2011 4:32PM
Wonderful capture showing fine detail and good dog Sylvia
Tom10 8
17 Jan 2011 5:09PM
Great Image love the background. Tom
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 Jan 2011 8:30PM
Lovely detailed bird against a superb bg - a very clean presentation.
17 Jan 2011 8:56PM
Beautiful image Sylvia. A super looking little bird, has the stance of a Robin too.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Jan 2011 10:50PM
Never heard or seen one Sylvia. Excellent shot.
Must rush,been out all day and short of time.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Jan 2011 8:40PM
A fine shot, splendid detail and colouring in the plumage

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