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    Ovenbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Ovenbird is a chunky, larger-than-average warbler, but still smaller than a Song Sparrow. It has a round head, fairly thick bill for a warbler, and a jaunty tail often cocked upward.

      Relative Size

      Slightly larger than a Yellow Warbler; smaller than an Eastern Bluebird.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 4.3-5.5 in (11-14 cm)
        • Weight: 0.6-1.0 oz (16-28 g)
        • Wingspan: 7.5-10.2 in (19-26 cm)