ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 5 inches

  • small, ground-dwelling, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, pointed bill

  • White eye ring

  • Orange central crown stripe with black border

  • White underparts with dense black streaking

  • Olive upperparts

  • Pink legs

Similar species:

The ovenbird is most often seen as it walks along the forest floor. It
might be confused with a sparrow but the bill is too narrow and the
upperparts lack streaking and spotting. Other ground-dwelling
warblers with streaked underparts are the waterthrushes but they
constantly wag their tails and have white or yellow superciliums and
lack eye rings.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 11-13 days
Days to Fledge: 8-10
Number of Broods: 1, ccasionally 2
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of plant matter

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
U
      Su - Summer: June, July, August U
      Fall: September, October, November U

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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