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ov·en·bird

 (ŭv′ən-bûrd′)
n.
1. A thrushlike warbler (Seiurus aurocapilla) of the Americas, having a loud call and characteristically building a domed, oven-shaped nest on the ground. Also called teacher bird.
2. Any of various South American birds of the family Furnariidae, especially of the genus Furnarius.

[From its oven-shaped nest.]

ovenbird

(ˈʌvənˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any of numerous small brownish South American passerine birds of the family Furnariidae that build oven-shaped clay nests
2. (Animals) a common North American warbler, Seiurus aurocapillus, that has an olive-brown striped plumage with an orange crown and builds a cup-shaped nest on the ground

ov•en•bird

(ˈʌv ənˌbɜrd)

n.
1. a North American wood warbler, Seiurus aurocapillus, that builds an oven-shaped nest on the forest floor.
2. any of numerous suboscine songbirds of the family Furnariidae, ranging from S Mexico through South America, some species of which build an oven-shaped nest.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovenbird - American warblerovenbird - American warbler; builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground
New World warbler, wood warbler - small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
genus Seiurus, Seiurus - ovenbirds and water thrushes
2.ovenbird - small brownish South American birds that build oven-shaped clay nests
tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
Furnarius, genus Furnarius - type genus of the family Furnariidae: ovenbirds
Translations
Pieperwaldsänger
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from 15 May-7 August 2009-2010 Species Scientific Name Wood Thrush Hylocirhla mustelina Oven bird Seiurus aurocapilla Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus Carolina Wren Thriothorus ludovicanus Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Gray Catbird Du metella carolinensis American Robin Turdus migratorius Red-eved Vireo Vireo olivareiis Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis Table 2.
Six migratory species, all warblers (Parulidae), were also included in the analysis: Setophaga caerulescens (SCR), Setophaga discolor (SDI), Setophaga palmarum (SPA), Setophaga tigrina (STI), Mniotilta varia (MVA), and Seiurus aurocapilla (SAU).
CFA = Coereba flaveola, CPA = Columbina passerina, SCR = Setophaga caerulescens, SDI = Setophaga discolor, SPA = Setophaga palmarum, STI = Setophaga tigrina, EFA = Elaenia fallax, LVI = Loxigilla violacea, MPA = Microligea palustris, MVA = Mniotilta varia, MST = Myiarchus stolidus, PPA = Phaenicophilus palmarum, SAU = Seiurus aurocapilla, SDO = Spindalis dominicensis, TPL = Turdus plumbeus, and TSU = Todus subulatus.