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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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Eastern towhee, ovenbird, and Carolina chickadee occupancy did not show significant relationships with any variables we examined.
Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, and allies (Aves: Passeriformes: infraorder Furnariides).
The abundance of Neotropical migrants, such as the Red-eyed vireos (Vireo olivaceus), Hooded warblers (Wilsonia citrina) and Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) has dropped by 50 percent or more in the span of several decades (Sauer 2000).
Red-winged blackbirds, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings, yellow warblers, yellowthroats: this is wild plumage, not civilian, and the names speak to the effect spring has, as birds materialize variously in migratory pulses, and the sow bear rummages in the swamp by Wheeler Pond for jack-in-the-pulpits and fern roots and sedges, and the waterthrushes strut, the tree frogs climb the poplars, and ovenbirds make the woods ring with teacher-teacher-teacher, just as teachers like me feel that the term may end.
Finally, Burke and Nol (1998) found that food abundance was positively associated with the pairing success of male Ovenbirds.
Cedar bogs support high breeding bird densities (425 to 554 pairs per 100 acres or 40 ha) of species such as ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus), yellowthroats (Geothlypus trichas), and prairie, prothonotary, and hooded warblers (Dendroica discolor, Protonotaria citrea, and Wilsonia citrna, respectively).
Teale noted redstarts, ovenbirds, prairie warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, yellow warblers, Maryland yellow-throats, myrtle warblers, hooded warblers, parula warblers, magnolia warblers, black-throated blue warblers, and many other kinds of warbler--each species in the finest of its full plumage, each distinguished by particularities of call and behavior.
A porcupine walked up the middle of the road as I stood listening to a grouse drum, and to yellowthroats, ovenbirds, a Nashville warbler and a winter wren the longest song in the woods).
Though new state ornithologist Andrew Vitz told me he just heard a trickling of yellow warblers and ovenbirds last weekend, it appears the huge migrating waves of melodious warblers, thrushes, orioles, tanagers and flycatchers are following their normal photo-periodic cues, just beginning to fly through or set up local territories now.
Effects of forest roads on habitat quality for ovenbirds in a forested landscape.
Habitat selection and habitat-specific survival of fledgling ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla).
Ground-nesting Black-and-white Warblers (Mniotilta varia), Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocappilus) and Eastern Towhees (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) were more abundant in the unburned site.