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Ovenbird (family)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
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The ovenbirds or Horneros are a large family of small passerine bird species found in South America. They form the family Furnariidae. They should not be confused with the Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus, which is a wood warbler in the family Parulidae.

This is a diverse group which gets its name from the elaborate clay nests built by some species, although others build stick nests or nest in tunnels or clefts in rock; up to six blue or white eggs are laid. Most are forest birds, but some are found in more open habitats.

Family: Furnariidae