April 6, 2012

Spring Bird Song Crash Course Day seven – Gray Catbird

Catbirds sing from deep within low thickets and sound like a madman’s endless murmuring. As a member of the Mimidae family catbirds throw a slow spun array of sounds including a baby’s gurgle, air sucked into the mouth through clenched teeth, and feline “meewww” into its repertoire.

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