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Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapillus

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 14-16.5 cm Wingspan: 23-25 cm

Description: This rare migrant to the eastern slopes has an olive-green upper body with a white underside speckled with black. The head has an orange crown outlined with black. There is a white eye-ring and a black streak on either side of the throat. There are no bands of white in the wings like so many other warblers. This is a ground-loving bird, It looks for an open deciduous forest with plenty of forest litter. It picks through the litter in search of insects. When startled, it flits through the underbrush rather than taking to the air. The nest is also on the ground, covered over with forest litter and resembling a Dutch oven, hence the name. The nest is lined with feathers and hair. The call begins quietly, building with each phrase. It sounds like a clear utterance of "teacher-teacher-teacher-teacher-teacher". The phrase 'teacher' may be repeated 8-15 times in one continuous sequence..

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