ovenbird
noun Etymology: from the shape of its nest Date: circa 1825 1. any of various chiefly South American small brown passerine birds (family Furnariidae, especially genus Furnarius) 2. an American warbler (Seiurus aurocapillus) that builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground

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  • Ovenbird — Ov en*bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any species of the genus {Furnarius}, allied to the creepers. They inhabit South America and the West Indies, and construct curious oven shaped nests. (b) In the United States, {Seiurus aurocapillus}; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ovenbird — [uv′ən bʉrd΄] n. 1. any of a large family (Furnariidae) of Neotropical passerine birds; esp., any of a genus (Furnarius) that builds a two chambered, dome shaped, ovenlike nest from clay and dried leaves ☆ 2. any of various other birds that build …   English World dictionary

  • Ovenbird — For other uses, see Ovenbird (disambiguation). Ovenbird Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • ovenbird — /uv euhn berrd /, n. 1. an American warbler, Seiurus aurocapillus, that builds an oven shaped nest of leaves, twigs, etc., on the forest floor. 2. any of several South American passerine birds of the genus Furnarius of the family Furnariidae,… …   Universalium

  • ovenbird — tikrieji krosniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Furnarius angl. hornero; ovenbird vok. Töpfer, m rus. настоящий печник, m pranc. fournier, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – krosniniai siauresnis terminas – blyškiakojis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ovenbird — geltongalvis sejūras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Seiurus aurocapillus angl. ovenbird vok. Ofenvogel, m; Pieperwaldsänger, m rus. золотоголовый дроздовый певун, m pranc. paruline couronnée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ovenbird — noun a) Any of several birds b) Any of several small birds that build dome shaped nests; the long tailed tit, willow warbler and chiffchaff …   Wiktionary

  • ovenbird — n. any of many South American small brown passerine birds; American warbler that builds a nest on the ground in the shape of a dome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ovenbird — noun 1》 a small, drab tropical American bird which makes a domed oven like nest of mud. [Family Furnariidae: numerous species.] 2》 a brown North American warbler that builds a domed nest of vegetation on the ground. [Seiurus aurocapillus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ovenbird — ov•en•bird [[t]ˈʌv ənˌbɜrd[/t]] n. 1) orn a North American wood warbler, Seiurus aurocapillus, that builds an oven shaped nest on the forest floor 2) orn any of numerous suboscine songbirds of the family Furnariidae, ranging from S Mexico through …   From formal English to slang

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