ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley