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)