What does the word catbird mean?

Usage examples for catbird

  1. The clamour of little falls, the solemn suggestion of wind in the pines, the sweet broken jangle of cow- bells, a catbird in a tree- a continuous yet zigzag sort of warble, silver and sibilant notes alternating,- the rare wild turkey's call along a deeply embowered creek- one by one all these came to Judith's dreaming ears, clear, perfect, individual, on the majestic sea of silence about her. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  2. " She sang like a catbird for fifty cents a column," remarked Jim. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  3. Mr. Catbird, who loved to play jokes on everybody, started mewing from his hiding place under the lilac bushes. – The Tale of Old Dog Spot by Arthur Scott Bailey