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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Seiurus
Swainson, 1827
Species: S. aurocapilla
Binomial name
Seiurus aurocapilla
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Motacilla aurocapilla Linnaeus, 1766
Seiurus aurocapillus

The Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) is a small songbird of the order Passeriformes. Its family is Parulidae.

The ovenbird was named after its domed nest with a side entrance, which looks like an oven.

This migratory bird is found in eastern North America and winters in Central America, many Caribbean Islands, Florida, and northern Venezuela.

The ovenbird walks, unlike most other members of its family, which hop.

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