ovenbird

Definitions

  • OVENBIRD IN NEST
    OVENBIRD IN NEST
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ovenbird small brownish South American birds that build oven-shaped clay nests
    • n ovenbird American warbler; builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ovenbird (Zoöl) Any species of the genus Furnarius, allied to the creepers. They inhabit South America and the West Indies, and construct curious oven-shaped nests.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ovenbird The golden-crowned thrush, Siurus auricapillus, an oscine passerine bird of the family Mniotiltidæ: so called from the fact that its nest is arched or roofed over like an oven.
    • n ovenbird Any bird of the South American family Furnariidæ, which builds a domed or oven-like nest. See cut under Furnarius.
    • n ovenbird The long-tailed titmouse, Acredula rosea.
    • n ovenbird The willow-warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus. Also called ground-oven and oven-tit.
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Usage

In literature:

Is he named Ovenbird because he has a door in one side of his nest like an oven?
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
The vireos, the cardinal and the tanager add to the brilliancy and the ovenbird and veery to the melody.
"Some Spring Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
Snipes and plover, orioles and ovenbirds, bobolinks and meadow-larks, all had lived in it by turns for a few days.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
She stopped for a minute to look at an Ovenbird's nest.
"Among the Night People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
It is only by a happy accident that this nest of the ovenbird is discovered.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
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In news:

I knew nothing about the ovenbird except that three times one had flown into one of the windows and subsequently spent the next few hours in the recuperation cage.
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