Ovenbird

(Seiurus aurocapilla)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

5¾ to 6 in length

9½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Breeding: Mature deciduous and mixed forests with little understory growth

Migration: Thickets, woodlands

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Worms, snails, spiners, and insects; sometimes seeds.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Parulidae (New World warblers, wood warblers)  
 

Genus

Seiurus (ovenbirds)  
       
 

Ovenbird is the only species in the genus Seiurus.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Northeastern Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla aurocapilla)

Gray Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla cinereus)

Newfoundland Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla furvior)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Seiurus aurocapillus

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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  Ovenbird
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Jul 22, 2010

Ovenbirds are like miniature wood-thrushes, but without the sweet song. They also have an attractive black-bordered, dull orange crown stripe. These males were filmed in a reserve owned by the University of Missouri near Ashland, MO

   
       
  Singing Ovenbird
Birdchick
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on May 24, 2008

Ovenbird singing

   
       
  Ovenbird
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on May 8, 2011

Ovenbird singing in a Maine forest. © 2011 Garth McElroy

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/135219

   
       
  Ovenbird (Emberizidae: Seiurus aurocapilla) Foraging
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on May 12, 2011

A more peaceable view of the often reclusive Ovenbird. Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (12 May 2011).

   
       
  The Oven Bird
SouthCarolinaETV
 
   
 
About

Published on Oct 9, 2012

Clemson naturalist Patrick McMillan visits with naturalist and Foothills Trail Conference member Heyward Douglass on birding and other wildlife issues. Today they discuss the Oven Bird.

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