Quantcast
Jul 232012
 

Gray catbirds, Dumetella carolinensis, are nesting near my porch in Brooklyn in New York City. They pop out of the underbrush to investigate any activity on the porch.

The catbird’s famous features are the gray body, black cap, and reddish patch under the tail.

Visit my blog for a longer story about these birds at Urban Wildlife Guide.

Julie Feinstein

Julie Feinstein

I am a Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History, an author, and a photographer. I live in New York City. I recently published my first popular science book, Field Guide to Urban Wildlife, an illustrated collection of natural history essays about common animals. I update my blog, Urban Wildlife Guide, every Sunday.


Leave a Comment

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should the Alberta coyote hunting contest be stopped? – [3834 Views]
  2. » POLL: Should “pay to slay” auctions be banned? [2731 Views]
  3. » POLL: Should the use of animals in circuses be stopped? [2453 Views]
  4. » POLL: Should the wolf cull in Ontario be stopped? [2393 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the wolf be delisted in more American states? – [2343 Views]
  6. » POLL: Should the wolf cull in Finland be stopped? [2149 Views]
  7. POLL: Should the trapping of bobcats and beavers be banned? – [1521 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the National Wildlife Crime Unit be properly funded by the British Government? – [1427 Views]
  9. POLL: Should Yahoo be sanctioned for aiding the slaughter of elephants? – [881 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the ivory trade in South Africa be legalized? – [877 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. POLL: Should lion canned hunting be banned? » [14291 Views]
  2. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of giraffes be banned? » [11212 Views]
  3. POLL: Should hare coursing be banned in Ireland? » [9906 Views]
  4. POLL: Should wildlife hunting contests be permitted in Idaho? » [8239 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be allowed to continue? » [8108 Views]
  6. POLL: Should Africa’s poachers be shot on sight? » [6724 Views]
  7. POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in British Columbia be banned? » [5980 Views]
  8. POLL: Should grouse shooting on highland estates be banned? | [5394 Views]
  9. POLL: Should whales and dolphins be kept in captivity for our entertainment? » [5278 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the wolf cull in Ontario be stopped? – [4649 Views]