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Seiurus aurocapillus

Common Name: Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapillus
Seiurus aurocapillus

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Seiurus
Species: Seiurus aurocapillus

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Ovenbirds are 6" long with a 10" long wingspan. Their backs are brown, and their breast is white with black streaks. On their crown there are two stripes with orange in the center.

Habitat & Range

Ovenbirds prefer shaded forests. Their breeding season range reaches across the northeastern United States, northern sections of the Great Plains, and southern Canada. Their nonbreeding range stretches across much of Central America.


Ovenbirds feed off of insects. Their call is a harsh “tea-cher tea-cher tea-CHER” that increases in volume.

Featured image by Dominic Sherony.


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