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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.]
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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
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(ˈʌv ənˌbɜrd)

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.
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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
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