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Dimensions1190 x 1487
Original file size5.1 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken11-Aug-12 13:20
Date modified11-Aug-12 13:47
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

A secretive bird that the Chippewa Indians named Bird That Cries With Grief due to its raspy call. The call sounds like the mewing of a house cat. Frequently mimics other birds, rarely repeating the same phrases. More often heard than seen. Nests in thick shrubs and quickly flies back into shrubs if approached.

Occupying Pennsylvania only in the summer, the Gray Catbird does a complete migrate to the southern states.

* Parts of this description adapted from Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide by Stan Tekiela