from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thrushlike North American warbler (Seiurus aurocapillus) having a shrill call and characteristically building a domed, oven-shaped nest on the ground. Also called teacher bird.
- n. Any of various South American birds of the family Furnariidae, especially of the genus Furnarius.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several birds
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any species of the genus Furnarius, allied to the creepers. They inhabit South America and the West Indies, and construct curious oven-shaped nests.
- n. In the United States, Seiurus aurocapillus; -- called also golden-crowned thrush.
- n. In England, sometimes applied to the willow warbler, and to the long-tailed titmouse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The golden-crowned thrush, Siurus auricapillus, an oscine passerine bird of the family Mniotiltidæ: so called from the fact that its nest is arched or roofed over like an oven.
- n. Any bird of the South American family Furnariidæ, which builds a domed or oven-like nest. See cut under Furnarius.
- n. The long-tailed titmouse, Acredula rosea.
- n. The willow-warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus. Also called ground-oven and oven-tit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. American warbler; builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground
- n. small brownish South American birds that build oven-shaped clay nests
Dr Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the ovenbird was the ideal species for testing out the new method.
According to Dr Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey the ovenbird was the ideal species for testing out the new method.
The mixed mesophytic forest in coves supports a large variety of nesting birds, including the wood thrush, ovenbird, summer tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak, and all the other species already named.
Similarly, western bird species such as the western flycatcher and the western tanager are at the eastern limits of their range in the Black Hills; they share habitats with eastern bird species, such as the ovenbird and indigo bunting.
Evolution of the ovenbird-woodcreeper assemblage (Aves: Furnariidae) – major shifts in nest architecture and adaptive radiation.
Tripophaga (=Phacellodomus) berlepschi, Russet-mantled Softtail (an ovenbird)
The thickly grassed hillside sloped down in front of me to a belt of forest from which rose the golden, leisurely chiming of the wood thrushes, chanting their vespers; through the still air came the warble of vireo and tanager; and after nightfall we heard the flight song of an ovenbird from the same belt of timber.
The vireos, the cardinal and the tanager add to the brilliancy and the ovenbird and veery to the melody.
Another haunter of the dusky depths of the woods is the ovenbird.
As well as helping assess populations of cryptic bird species such as the ovenbird, the new technique might be applied to measuring hard-to-reach populations of marine mammals, such as whales and dolphins.
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