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Related to Catbirds: Dumetella carolinensis
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Synonyms for catbird

any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females

North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing

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At this time of the year, catbirds were seen pecking off portions of stem from Lantana Lantana camara.
(2) A gray catbird perches on a bush at the country club yesterday.
The BBS also reported no significant difference in annual percent change in the number of Gray Catbirds for 1966-2006 (Sauer et al.
restuans predominantly feed on avian hosts and focus their feeding activity on several key bird species that can support WNV transmission, in particular, American robins, gray catbirds, and house sparrows.
The song of Australia's green catbird is the ungrammatical Heeere I aaaare.
The catbirds. The most primitive members of the family are the catbirds, which are so called because their songs consist of a varied assortment of meowing, hissing, and spitting.
Chris Harbard, of the RSPB, said: "At this time of year Gray Catbirds migrate south along the East Coast.
Central Park: Frederick Law Olmsted's famous design is home to migrating warblers, downy woodpeckers, and catbirds. Stroll through the North Park on a guided tour where little has changed since Olmsted's time.
But in the spring he and this crested bird almost ignore one another, keeping an ear peeled out-of-doors for wrens, ovenbirds, catbirds. The trout fishing gets good as the wild cherries bloom; and when oak leaves and maple seed-keys reach a certain early stage of development, he can find morel mushrooms.
Data from one microbe, Escherichia coli 8739, revealed that American robins (Turdus migratorius) had significantly lower bactericidal capacity than house sparrows (Passer domesticus) or gray catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis).
I jotted down countless crows, flocks of American goldfinches, several brown thrashers, a few chipping sparrows, eastern bluebirds, doves, at least three species of woodpeckers, swallows, starlings, gray catbirds, phoebes, and 25 red-tailed hawks.
8:45 THE INFLUENCE OF TESTOSTERONE AND MIGRATION ON THE RELAPSE OF PLASMODIUM RELICTUM IN EXPERIMENTALLY INFECTED GRAY CATBIRDS (DUMETELLA CAROLINENSIS)
Specificity was excellent (98%), except for false-positive results that occurred mostly in Gray Catbirds (Dumatella carolinensis), Green Herons (Butorides virescens), and tests of blood and tissues.
For example, he found that gray catbirds exposed to the disease did not infect ticks.
Although many of the species with high exposure rates are common birds in urban areas (House Sparrows, Cardinals), others (Brown Thrashers, Gray Catbirds) are more frequently associated with natural habitats, which suggests that WNV transmission occurred in both habitat types.