Definition of hornero in English:


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Pronunciation: /hɔːˈnɛːrəʊ

noun (plural horneros)

  • A tropical American bird of the ovenbird family, often building its oven-like mud nest on the top of a fence post. Also called ovenbird.
    • Genus Furnarius, family Furnariidae: several species
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    • The chalk-browed mockingbird, rufous-bellied thrush and brown-and-yellow marshbird reject pure white cowbird eggs, while the rufous hornero rejects eggs according to size.
    • What is interesting is that the rufous hornero laboriously build a new nest every year, abandoning their nests to be used by other animals.
    • Also seen along the way into town were red-legged seriema, crested tyrant, rufous horneros, white-rumped swallows and blue and white swallows.


late 19th century: from Spanish, literally 'baker'.

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