New World warblers are famous for their fabulous colors, especially during spring migration when the birds have their fresh breeding plumage. For Warbler Week we've added five new warbler coloring pages to our free downloads collection: Direct link to the coloring pages: Read more »
Ovenbirds are known for their loud and familiar breeding song, which is sung deep into the season. A common mnemonic for the song is "Teacher! Teacher! Teacher!". Ovenbirds are ground breeders; they make domed nests on the ground in a construction that somewhat resembles a Dutch oven, giving them their common name.
Ovenbirds also feed mainly on the ground, foraging for small prey items in forest leaf litter. They feed on insects like ants, flies, and beetles.
Details & Statistics
The Ovenbird is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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We're celebrating New World warblers! This diverse family has over 100 recognized species. Here are some extreme facts about these amazing feathered friends. Smallest Warbler Species The smallest New World warbler is Lucy's Warbler, which averages just 4.2 inches tall. Lucy's Warbler by Bettina... Read more »