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ovenbird Syllabification: ov·en·bird
Pronunciation: /ˈəvənˌbərd/

Definition of ovenbird in English:

noun

1A small tropical American bird belonging to a diverse family, many members of which make domed, ovenlike nests of mud.
  • Family Furnariidae (the ovenbird family): many genera and numerous species. The ovenbird family comprises the horneros, miners,and many others
Example sentences
  • Suboscines, which include flycatchers, ant-birds, woodcreepers, and ovenbirds, are now diverse in the New World, with about 1,100 species, nearly all of them in South America.
  • Their closest relatives are the ovenbirds (family Furnariidae).
  • Playing the louder calls on the ground increased visits by predators there, he found, but playing the relatively soft begging calls of ovenbirds from tree nests did not.
2A migratory brown North American warbler that builds a domed, ovenlike nest on the ground.
  • Seiurus aurocapillus, subfamily Parulinae, family Emberizidae
Example sentences
  • Some species of ovenbirds are migratory, others are sedentary.
  • Research in Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia shows that forest birds like the American redstart, hooded warbler, Kentucky warbler, worm-eating warbler, ovenbird, wood thrush, and veery are all vulnerable to deer overpopulation.

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