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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Parulidae.
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Oven-bird, or golden-crowned thrush (_Seiurus aurocapillus_).
Abbott, Dr. C.C., instability of habits of birds, 76 on American water-thrushes (Seiurus), 117
Certainly the water-thrushes (Seiurus ludovicianus, S. auricapillus, and S. noveboracensis) have taken many preliminary steps to becoming as aquatic as the dipper; and the winter-wren, and even the Maryland yellow-throat are not far behind. "[
He says that "the water-thrushes (Seiurus sp.) all wade in water, and often, seeing minute mollusca on the bottom of the stream, plunge both head and neck beneath the surface, so that often, for several seconds, a large part of the body is submerged.