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Ovenbird Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- 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

Similar species
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.
 
 
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