- Length: 7.75 inches
- Slender bill
- Dark gray plumage
- Dark eye
- Chestnut undertail coverts
- Crown and tail black
- Black legs
- Sexes similar
- Often found in dense vegetation
- Distinctive call like cat's meow
The plumage and call of the catbird are quite distinctive.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.