Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54039

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Parulidae
Genus:Seiurus
Genus species:Seiurus aurocapillus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:14.5 cm
Identification:The ovenbird has dull olive-brown upperparts, whitish underparts with a heavy dark streaking on the breast and flanks, and a rufous crown stripe bordered with a black lateral stripe.
Habitat:Deciduous forests, mixed forests, coniferous forests, swamps
Diet:Carnivore: insects, worms, spiders, snails
Reproduction:Nests are built on the ground. Females are responsible for incubating their 4-5 eggs. The male helps her care for the hatchlings.
Behavior:Ovenbirds migrate at night.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Ovenbirds get their name from the shape of the nests they build. They are often parasitized by cowbirds.

Other Information

Geographic:Western Europe
Eastern North America
Date:1976-01 Subjects:Ovenbird
perching birds
Seiurus
Wood warblers
Emberizidae
Finches
Sparrows
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata