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Autumn Singing by Ovenbirds

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Journal: 
Florida Field Naturalist
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Year: 
1973
Pages: 
15
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Autumn Singing by Ovenbirds

On Sept. 19, 1970, Paul Fellers, Chester Shaffer, Kris Edscorn, and I twice heard an Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus,) sing its typical "teeCHUR, teeCHUR, etc." song in Saddle Creek Park near Lakeland. Again, on Sept. 4, 5, and 6, 1972, a newly-arrived migrant Ovenbird in woods at my home near Lakeland came to my "pssh" calling each morning, and with head feathers raised it repeatedly sang in a very "territorial" manner in plain sight at very close range. To date I have learned of no other records of Ovenbirds singing in Florida at any season. If any such instances are known, I would appreciate hearing of them.

John B. Edscorn

Rt. 3, Box 400, Lakeland, Florida 33801.

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