Latest Ovenbird Stories
Evolutionary scientists have long argued that species that live together must evolve in different ways in order to avoid direct competition with each other, but new research published Sunday in the journal Nature suggests otherwise.
A recent decline in ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla), a ground-nesting migratory songbird, in forests in the northern Midwest United States is being linked by scientists to a seemingly unlikely culprit: earthworms.
Some birds use information gathered from eavesdropping on their enemies to find safer areas to build their nests, scientists have found.
Ecologists have at last worked out a way of using recordings of birdsong to accurately measure the size of bird populations.
The astonishing diversity of avian movement patterns, reproductive tactics, and survival rates creates rich opportunities for study, but also presents enormous challenges for explaining variation among life-history traits and dispersal.
The Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), is small songbird of the warbler family. Their breeding habitats are mature deciduous and mixed forests, especially sites with less undergrowth, which can be found across Canada and the eastern United States. Ovenbirds migrate to the southeastern United States, the West Indies, and from Mexico to northern South America. This bird seems just capable of crossing the Atlantic, as there have been a handful of records in Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....
- Large; stout; burly.