Bird of the week 2023 | Week 40

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Posted October 26, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Ovenbird []


The charming but shy ovenbird is most frequently seen in the fall. It has a loud song that sounds like, “tea-cher, TEA-cher, TEA-CHER!” Its name comes from its oven-shaped nest. It breeds in northern latitudes and spends cooler months in Marion County and as far south as Central America. It forages for insects on the forest floor and low-hanging branches. This one was photographed on the Florida Trail near the Baseline trail head.

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