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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)
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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

General Description: Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) are sexually monomorphic warblers. Both genders are dull, yellow green above and white below with heavy streaking on the breast. The eye is large and beady black with a white eyering. The white throat is set off with a black gular stripe, and the top of the head and nape is striped with black. Adults show an orange spot on the top of the head.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Parulidae.

Favored Habitat: Moderately sloped hillsides in Eastern hardwood and conifer forests with good leaf litter on the ground.

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Ovenbirds around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in the eastern U.S. Around Las Vegas, keep an eye out for them during migration in places like Corn Creek and Floyd Lamb State Park.

Comments: While most warblers feed in the trees, this species feeds by picking bugs from leaf litter on the forest floor.

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus) If you were a tasty bug or maybe a little caterpillar, this might be the last face you ever see!
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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