Saskatchewan’s motto, “ The Land of Living Skies” might refer as much to its splendid birdlife as it does to its amazing Northern Lights and amazing thunderstorms experienced there. This centrally situated Canadian Province’s “Land of Living Skies” is house to over 400 tape-recorded oiseaux (Fr. bird) types. Utilizing my individual pictures in an article format, audiences will learn more about the nature and preservation status of these intriguing birds in the Land of Living Skies!
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Grey Catbird– Dumetella carolinensis
Name Roots: (L. dumus, “a thorn bush”; -ella, dim. suffix– of Carolina)
The Gray Catbird is a medium-sized songbird with a rounded head and a long tail. It has a slate-gray body and black cap. The undertail coverts are rust-colored, and the costs is black. The bird’s most distinguishing characteristic is its call, which seems like a feline’s meow.
DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURENCE IN THE LAND OF LIVING SKIES
Gray Catbirds typically prevent thick, unbroken forests and do not occupy coniferous or pine forest. They choose a thick vegetative substrate. Scrublands, forest edges, thick farmland, and deserted orchards are normally amongst the favored areas of these birds.
eBird Bar Charts & & Map Grid
CONSERVATION STATUS —International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List Category