Seiurus aurocapillus
Ovenbird (33573 bytes)

Description: Olive above, white below with dark speckles aligned into rows. Russet cap enclosed by dark lateral crown stripes; dark malar stripe and white eye-ring.

Song: Distinctive, loud, and ringing. "TEA-cher TEA-cher TEA-cher TEA-cher."

Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Distribution: Breeds from extreme southeastern Yukon east to Newfoundland, south to northern Georgia, Arkansas, and Oklahoma with scattered populations through the Central Plains and eastern Rockies to Colorado. Found in mature forests.

Winters in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Also in central Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Greater Antilles.

Migrates broadly through eastern North America. Arrives in the South in early April. Eastern U.S. migration largely over by early May.

Status: Abundant in large forest tracts; rare or absent in regions with only small forest patches. Susceptible to predation, cowbird parasitism, and forest fragmentation. Breeding Bird Survey

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