- Small, ground-dwelling, insect-eating bird
- Thin, pointed bill
- White eye ring
- Orange central crown stripe with black border
- White underparts with dense black streaking
- Olive upperparts
- Pink legs
The Ovenbird is most often seen as it walks along the forest floor.
It might be confused with a sparrow but the bill is too narrow and
the upperparts lack streaking and spotting.
Other ground-dwelling warblers with streaked underparts are the waterthrushes
but they constantly wag their tails and have white or yellow superciliums
and lack eye rings.