Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cat-bird (Galeoscoptes carolinensis), an American thrush-like bird passing the winter in the southern states, and migrating northward in spring. Length about 9 in., general upper surface blackish-grey or slate-colour, paler beneath. It is allied to the mocking-bird, and has considerable power of mimicry, but when annoyed its note is like the mew of a cat. The name is also given to the species of Ailuredus.