ovenbird


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

ovenbird,

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,
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Furnariidae.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Ground-nesting Black-and-white Warblers (Mniotilta varia), Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocappilus) and Eastern Towhees (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) were more abundant in the unburned site.
For example, the Onondaga03 clade groups strongly with the strain FL02b, which was isolated from an ovenbird in Florida in 2002.
Bachman's Sparrows forage relatively slowly and methodically, walking on the ground much like a foraging Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus) (Allaire and Fisher 1975, pers.
breeding bird studies from 1947 through 1978 found that six migrants--yellow-billed cuckoo, yellow-throated vireo, and the northern parula, black-and-white, hooded, and Kentucky warblers--were completely lost, and a few other species--Acadian flycatcher, wood thrush, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, and scarlet tanager--had declined by 50 percent.
The Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens) is a small, inconspicuous member of the ovenbird family occupying humid, montane, Neotropical forests at elevations of 600-3,000 m (Fjeldsa and Krabbe 1990, Remsen 2003, Greeney 2011).
Small forest patches may also act as sinks for birds, such as Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), in a metapopulation context (Nol et al.
Quite probably, don't forget one of the first records of that enigmatic US vagrant, the ovenbird, is based on a wing found on Formby beach in January, 1969.
tested Anseriformes Canada Goose 253 Wood Duck 120 3 additional species 35 Columbiformes Mourning Dove 11 Rock Dove (b) 20 Galliformes Chukar (b) 22 Domestic Chicken (b) 63 2 additional species 16 Passeriformes Cedar Waxwing 5 Blue Grosbeak 2 Indigo Bunting 28 Northern Cardinal 129 American Crow 157 Red-winged Blackbird 39 Brown Thrasher 19 Gray Catbird 72 Ovenbird 32 House Sparrow 185 American Robin 79 Swainson's Thrush 32 45 additional species 422 Strigiformes Great Horned Owl (b) 9 2 additional species 3 Other (5 orders) 10 species 31 Total (10 orders) 81 species 1784 Order Common name No.
Six other neotropical migrants--Eastern wood-pewee, Acadian flycatcher, wood thrush, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, and scarlet tanager--had declined by more than 50 percent.
Of course in any scenario there are winners and losers, and the losers in this case would be the forest-nesting birds, such as the ovenbird, wood thrush, tanagers and many of the warblers that thrive beneath a mature forest canopy," the forester said.
The first positive "other" species included House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Ovenbird, Catbird, Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Ruffed Grouse, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, European Starling, Wood Thrush, Common Grackle, Ring-billed Gull, Greater Blackbacked Gull, Mute Swan, Great Horned Owl, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, and Red-tailed Hawk.