Black Catbird

It is found in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

The Black Catbird is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Black Catbirds depend on the thick brush and hedge at sea level to provide them with a diet of seeds. berries and wild fruits. The uniqueness of the family is that many of its members. such as the Catbird, have the ability to mimic sounds they hear. A friend and I recently had an encounter with one. I don't normally associate with alley cats for the obvious reason. but Ray is an exception. More

changed because of the Black Catbird located in southern Mexico. Grey Catbird’s Cat-Like Mewing The reclusive Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is mostly dull slate grey with paler under sides. Its eyes, legs, feet, and slim bill are blackish. The top of its head is black, and under-tail coverts are rust colored. In this species, the male and female are identical in color and size which is smaller than a Robin, but with a longer tail. More

* Black Catbird, Melanoptila glabrirostris CatbirdsOld World The Abyssinian Catbird (Parophasma galinieri) represents a monotypic genus from Africa. It is tentatively placed in the Old World babbler family (Timaliidae) of the passeridan superfamily Sylvioidea, but possibly closer to the typical warblers of the Sylviidae. References * Barber, Brian R.; Martínez-Gómez, Juan E. & Peterson, A. More

Black Catbird, Ambergris Cay, Belize More

Aspects of the topic black catbird are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * habitat (in catbird (bird)) ...Dumetella carolinensis), of the family Mimidae (order Passeriformes), is 23 cm (9 inches) long and is gray, with a black cap. It frequents gardens and thickets. The black catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris) is found in coastal Yucatán. More

black catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris) is found in coastal Yucatán. The three species of the genus Ailuroedus, of the bowerbird family (Ptilonorhynchidae), are also called catbirds. These green birds occur in Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands. The male does not build a bower but holds territory in the forest by loud singing. For the related tooth-billed catbird, see bowerbird. Learn more about "catbird" Citations - MLA Style: "catbird." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. More

family, the black catbird of Yucat More

Like the Black Catbird, it is among the basal lineages of the Mimidae. Adults are dark gray with a slim, black bill and dark eyes. They have a long dark tail, dark legs and a dark cap; they are rust-colored underneath their tail. More

Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris = Described by: Sclater, P. L. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Mimidae
Genus : Melanoptila
Species : glabrirostris
Authority : Sclater, 1858