ovenbird

ovenbird

[uhv-uhn-burd]
noun
1.
an American warbler, Seiurus aurocapillus, that builds an oven-shaped nest of leaves, twigs, etc., on the forest floor.
2.
any of several South American passerine birds of the genus Furnarius of the family Furnariidae, certain species of which build an oven-shaped nest.

Origin:
1815–25; oven + bird

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ovenbird (ˈʌvənˌbɜːd)
 
n
1.  any of numerous small brownish South American passerine birds of the family Furnariidae that build oven-shaped clay nests
2.  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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ovenbird

any of several species of small birds, named for building a domed nest with a side entrance, especially Seiurus aurocapillus, a wood warbler (family Parulidae, order Passeriformes) of North America east of the Rockies; it winters south to Colombia. Brownish-olive above, with a streaked breast, white eye ring, and black-edged orange crown, the bird looks like a small thrush. Its song, "tee-cher," is repeated with increasing intensity in dank woods. The ovenbird walks, unlike most other wood warblers, which hop. Its nest is a dome of grass placed on the ground

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