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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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Klem (2014) described how birds such as hummingbirds, ovenbirds, and thrushes regularly fly through restricted passageways in dense vegetation, making them more susceptible to hit windows frequently.
Habitat selection and habitat-specific survival of fledgling Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla).
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Among those birds were Nashville warblers, yellow warblers and ovenbirds. Henderson shipped them to Texas A&M University and Louisiana State University.
Food habits and available food of Ovenbirds in relation to territory size.
So, whether you enjoy a morning chasing warblers in Central Park's Ramble, listening to ovenbirds sing in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scanning the Chicago waterfront for ducks or strolling the shaded paths of Mount Auburn Cemetery near Boston while vireos and tanagers flash through the old trees, you are drawing delight directly from that immense swath of unsullied northern forest.
Birds with the highest prevalence of infestation (>7% of captures infested) were song sparrows (Melospiza melodia), Swainson's thrushes (Catharus ustulatus), blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata), ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla), gray-cheeked thrushes (Catharus minimus), and yellow-bellied flycatchers (Empidonax flaviventris) (Table 1).
Dung beetles use manure as a nursery for their eggs, and African ovenbirds have even been known to make nests from it.
There will be chances to hear the songs of ovenbirds and wood peewees.
HEIMERDINGER, M., 1995.- Body pterylosis of woodcreepers and ovenbirds (Dendrocolaptidae and Furnariidae).