Definition of catbird
: an American songbird (Dumetella carolinensis) that is dark gray in color with a black cap and reddish coverts under the tail and is related to the mockingbird
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The frog chorus from the bordering creek is boisterous, and the catbirds meow from the cottonwoods.
She identified by ear a cedar waxwing, a reclusive wood thrush, a gray catbird (with its catty mew), a red-winged blackbird, a tree swallow, several cardinals and a frenetic blue-gray gnatcatcher.
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Definition of catbird for Students
: a dark gray songbird that has a call like a cat's meow
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