black cap and tail, otherwise charcoal grey (Texas, USA; 2006-04-08)

Grey Catbird
Dumatella carolinensis

Native Range: North America

Notes: a mid-sized bird that gets its name from it mewing cat-like call; all grey except for rufous undertail coverts; mimics other birds but is not as accomplished at this task as is its cousin the Northern Mockingbird; secretively forages in brush and other dense low vegetation; no sexual dimrphism.

rufous undertail coverts are seldom visible (Georgia, USA; 2009-05-15)

prefers dense low vegetation (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-07)