ⓘ Ovenbird (family)

                                     

ⓘ Ovenbird (family)

Ovenbirds or furnariids are a large family of small suboscine passerine birds found from Mexico and Central to southern South America. They form the family Furnariidae. The ovenbird, which breeds in North America, is not a furnariid – rather it is a distantly related bird of the wood warbler family, Parulidae.

The potters are a diverse group of insectivores which gets its name from the elaborate, vaguely "oven" clay nests, built by the horneros, although most other Pechnikov to build stick nests or nest in tunnels or clefts in rock. The Spanish word for "oven" Horno gives horneros their name. Furnariid nests are always constructed with a cover, and put to six pale blue, greenish or white eggs. Eggs hatch after 15 to 22 days, and young fledge after 13 to 20 days.

They are small and medium birds ranging from 9 to 35 cm in length. While individual species often are specialists, species of this family can be found in virtually any Neotropical habitat, ranging from city parks inhabited by rufous horneros, to tropical Amazonian lowlands by many species of plants farmers, to temperate barren Andean highlands inhabited by several species of miners. Two types, sea and surf cinclodes, associated with rocky shores.