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common name for a member of the family Furnariidae, primitive passerine birds, which build elaborate, domed nests of clay or dig tunnels in the ground to lay their eggs. Ovenbirds are most common in South America, where most are forest dwellers, although a few species are found on the coast and some high in the Andes. The North American ovenbird is not a member of this group, but is a warblerwarbler,
name applied in the New World to members of the wood warbler family (Parulidae) and in the Old World to a large family (Sylviidae) of small, drab, active songsters, including the hedge sparrow, the kinglet, and the tailorbird of SE Asia, Orthotomus sutorius,
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. True ovenbirds are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Furnariidae.
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Influence of food abundance, nest site habitat, and forest fragmentation on breeding Ovenbirds.
In our study, Bachelor East Loop supported a higher composition of interior-dwelling, area-sensitive avian species of conservation concern, including the scarlet tanager (five individuals), ovenbird (eight), and wood thrush (five) compared to College Woods, which supported only one scarlet tanager.
Dr Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the ovenbird was the ideal species for testing out the new method.
Paul Nettlefield, dressed as Charles Darwin, with the Ovenbird, which Darwin himself collected in 1834 as the Beagle explored Wolsey Sound, in the Straits of Magellan Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY/ at040209bdarwin-3
In Frost's poem the ovenbird is indicative of lateness--lateness of season and lateness of the human industrial age.
The second axis segregates mature deciduous forest species (such as Veery, Least Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak) at the upper end of the diagram, and coniferous forest birds such as Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and Red-breasted Nuthatch at the lower end (Fig.
In a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, on the Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), an area-sensitive songbird, Burke and Nol (1998) found lower invertebrate biomass in smaller fragments and concluded that less food was available to these birds.
Just as the ovenbird intones "that leaves are old" and "the highway dust is over all" (119-20), so the wood pewee sings of "the end of summer," the encroachment of fall, and the waning of the year:
birds that need more mature forest, such as the ovenbird and scarlet
above) A female ovenbird builds her nest on the forest floor.
as ovenbird she will rescue those finished pages from the burning house, unfreezing inertia, releasing the cowering dog, as the cabin burns.
Unlike Frost's ovenbird, she is not asking her questions about a process of "diminishment" in "all but words"; but some of the words that organize her inquiry, especially "autonomy," seem too ideologically freighted and blunt to do justice to the problems at stake in her book.