Gray Catbird Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A medium-sized, slender songbird with a long, rounded, black tail and a narrow, straight bill. Catbirds are fairly long legged and have broad, rounded wings.

    Relative Size

    Slightly smaller than a Northern Mockingbird

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm)
      • Weight: 0.8-2.0 oz (23.2-56.5 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.7-11.8 in (22-30 cm)