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Ovenbird

Name (Latin): Seiurus aurocapillus

 


 

                                Size: L 6" WS 9.5" WT: 19.5 g

 

Description: olive, white breast with black streaks. White eye-ring and dark crown-stripes

 

             Song/Sounds: "teacher! TEACHER! TEACHER!" Listen Here.

 

Habitat: mature decidous or mixed forest, stick close to the forest floor, and tend to be heard much more than they are seen

 

   Seasons in Keene: Summer

 

                                     Nest and Eggs: Clutch size is 3-6 eggs

 

        Similar Species: Northern and Louisana waterthrushes

 

Distribution: Southern Canada, the eastern and mid-west U.S. and their wintering grounds in lower Mexico and Central America

 

                           Population: Stable

 

Threats: Maturation of forests across America may be increasing the populations at the moment, but if forestry were increased here the ovenbird would likely be affected.

 

       Fun Facts: The Ovenbird is named after how it builds its nest. It is covered up and looks similar to a dutch oven.

 

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