Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thrushlike warbler (Seiurus aurocapilla) of the Americas, having a loud call and characteristically building a domed, oven-shaped nest on the ground.
  • noun Any of various South American birds of the family Furnariidae, especially of the genus Furnarius.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Any bird of the South American family Furnariidæ, which builds a domed or oven-like nest. See cut under Furnarius.
  • noun The long-tailed titmouse, Acredula rosea.
  • noun The willow-warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus. Also called ground-oven and oven-tit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Any species of the genus Furnarius, allied to the creepers. They inhabit South America and the West Indies, and construct curious oven-shaped nests.
  • noun In the United States, Seiurus aurocapillus; -- called also golden-crowned thrush.
  • noun In England, sometimes applied to the willow warbler, and to the long-tailed titmouse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several birds

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun American warbler; builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground
  • noun small brownish South American birds that build oven-shaped clay nests

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From its oven-shaped nest.]

Examples

  • According to Dr Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey the ovenbird was the ideal species for testing out the new method.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • According to Dr Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey the ovenbird was the ideal species for testing out the new method.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Dr Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the ovenbird was the ideal species for testing out the new method.

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  • 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.

    Central Appalachian Broadleaf Forest - Coniferous Forest - Meadow Province (Bailey)

  • 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.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Evolution of the ovenbird-woodcreeper assemblage (Aves: Furnariidae) – major shifts in nest architecture and adaptive radiation.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Tripophaga (=Phacellodomus) berlepschi, Russet-mantled Softtail (an ovenbird)

    Who Was Berlepsch?

  • 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.

    IX. Outdoors and Indoors

  • 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.

    An Autobiography

  • The vireos, the cardinal and the tanager add to the brilliancy and the ovenbird and veery to the melody.

    Some Spring Days in Iowa

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