What is it that makes some birds sound like cats? My Red-lored Amazon parrot says what many people interpret as “meow” but I think she is actually saying, “well.” But, perhaps after twenty years of believing she’s saying, “well,” I could be wrong. There is another bird that makes a “meow” sound, too. It is a Gray Cat Bird. I saw them and heard their distinctive “meows” in South Texas and in Ohio at Magee Marsh. Hmmmm. Maybe Bobo is saying “meow” after all.