Mystery bird near Indianapolis, IN

by Debbie
(Noblesville, IN)

I spotted the bird in my yard this afternoon (May 4, 2014). Never have seen a bird like this one, and it's not in my ID book for Indiana. (We are just outside Indy.)


Size/shape was that of a mockingbird, yet this bird was predominantly dark gray (think: Junco-colored) with black on its head (think: similar to Crowned Sparrow's markings on head). Possibly a ground-feeder, as it was not at all interested in my feeders, just the food dropped from my sparrows.

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May 06, 2014
mystery bird near indianapolis, in NEW
by: Brook

confirmation: catbird

May 05, 2014
Catbird, it is! NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much! You were spot-on!

May 05, 2014
Could be a Cat Bird. NEW
by: Anonymous

You might want to look up Cat Bird and see if the ID picture looks like the describtion of the bird you saw.

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