Ovenbird

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Ovenbird
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Seiurus
Swainson, 1827
Species: S. aurocapilla
Binomial name
Seiurus aurocapilla
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Synonyms

Motacilla aurocapilla Linnaeus, 1766
Seiurus aurocapillus

The Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) is a small songbird of the order Passeriformes. Its family is Parulidae. The ovenbird was named after its domed nest with a side entrance, which looks like an oven.[1] This migratory bird is found in eastern North America and winters in Central America, many Caribbean Islands, Florida, and northern Venezuela.[2] The ovenbird walks, unlike most other members of its family, which hop.[1]


References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "ovenbird (bird) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. 2012 [last update]. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/435852/ovenbird. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. Stiles & Skutch (1989), Curson et al. (1994)