Cat Bird

(Dumetella carolinensis)
Indiana, USA – May 2020

Mockingbirds, native to North America, are known for imitating sounds foreign to their species and incorporating them into their song. The catbird gets its name from the fact that it also has cat sounds in its repertoire.

Cat Bird

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)
Indiana, USA – June 2020

In North America, the American Robin is what the blackbird is in Europe. It has a similar appearance, similar behavior, is just as common and omnipresent and occupies the same niche as the blackbird. Here it is called “American Robin”. However, it is not closely related to the European robin.