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Ovenbird nests

Ovenbird nests
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Tair 300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Argentina, National Symbols [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-25 19:20
Viewed: 5190
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Hello TNers. I made this composition to show the places populated by the man where the ovenbird(Furnarius rufus) to makes it nests. It is the national bird of Argentina; in addition today the 1810 revolution is commemorated, beginning of our independence, that finally obtained July 9 , 1816.I think that for all those reasons I was decided to publish this work today.

I hope you like it and are welcome your commentaries and critics.

C: Aves
O: Passeriformes
F: Furnariidae
SN: Furnarius rufus

Rufous hornero, ovenbird (english)
Hornero (spanish)
Joao do barro (portugues)

The Hornero or ovenbird is brown reddish color by above and ventral clear. He is very elegant in his to walk, and very trusted. It is accustomed to committed in the cities, but it is common in semiurban and urban areas. The nest is constructed in autumn, and both members of the pair take part in their construction. During that time the salivary glands are hipertrofian (they work more, using that saliva to cement the used materials). They carry with his tips the mud, to which they add roots and graps to him, and thus are giving form to the furnace. For his location they choose generally visible places: heavy branches of trees, posts and ceilings. It consists of two cameras, a previous one, of entrance, separated by a partition of the later one for incubation and raises.
Although they are conserved during 2 or 3 years, each season construct 1 or 2 new nests, sometimes one upon the other, like a building. The left nests are disputed by mouseholes, finches, wanderers and sparrows.
This bird, who flies by almost all the Argentine territory, has about fifteen centimeters; its bright plumage is of color brick, with a dye more raised in the wings and clearer in the chest. It walks with elegance, because it moves his body back for ahead and rythmical swing of head. It is a noisy bird; it flutters and it sings to the day that is born, in the door of the nest and when rain falls filling the atmosphere with scent to thyme and to wet earth, its joy is greater.
It has great attachment to the birthplace; it does not emigrate nor it travels; it dies in the place where it saw the light. When it enters the age to procreate, it looks for companion with who one for all the life.

Why they call "Bird of the Mother country"?
Being the months of April and July of 1928, the newspaper La Razón of Buenos Aires made an interesting survey between the children of the primary schools, on which it had to be the "Bird of the Mother country". The survey was great successful, as much by remarkable number of participants - more than thirty and nine thousands like by the enthusiasm expressed when expressing the foundations. It left the first hornero with 10,725 votes; second the cóndor with 5.803; the third tero with 4.002; quarter the ńandú with 3327; fifth chajá with 2.724; sixth chingolo with 2.622.


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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-05-25 20:46]
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An excellent idea, Hernan, for this presentation.
There are many things to learn with the photo and your interesting note. Congratulations and Happy Argentina's Commemoration day. This is a very special bird.
In East North America, we have a bird also called Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), a Parulline couronnée. Not exactly like your Ovenbird.
Quebec's emblem (national bird) is the Snowy Owl.
TFS again, Hernan.

  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2006-05-25 21:06]
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Bonjour Hernan
Trčs belle présentation avec tous ces nids de ce joli oiseau.
Ta note était trčs intéressante
et joueux jour de la commémoration
Bravo et au revoir

More interesting notes Hernan.

I just love Trek Nature, I learn something new here everyday. TFS Janice

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-25 23:47]

What a good idea Hernan, showing us all the man-made places these birds have nested in! I like the traffic lights - trust them to nest in the orange light - it only flashes for a short time! Very well displayed for us, thank you,

excellent composition and presentation, hernan! :-)
what an interesting bird that makes cool nests.
never heard of it, so thank you very much
for the great shots and information.
the nest in the traffic light really makes
me smile.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-26 11:52]

Hello Hernan,

Nice composition and very instructive! This bird is really well adapted to live in human places! Very interesting to see all those nests! TFS!


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-26 16:16]

Hi Hernan, great composition showing how versatile this bird is in adapting to it's surroundings. Very well collected and put together with excellent notes. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Hernan,
I can see why they call them oven birds. Their nests do look like an oven. Very unique looking structures. A great collage of photos, and very informative notes.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-27 2:51]

Hola amigo Hernan.
Interesante inusual y muy buen college, una gran presentacion con excelentes capturas de esta singular ave, yo aun no me atrevo a presentar algo asi pues no me han gustado mis resultados,tu idea y presentacion es divertida y versatil, excelente nota.


Hi Hernán,
special bonus for the unusual!
That bird is very inventive, and so are you.
That collection of nesting places looks great - and quite amusing, too.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-29 2:19]

Hi Hernan!
Very interesting post. I like your idea very much, realisation is also very good. Very interesting note. Perfect post for TN, my friend!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-03 19:47]

Hi Hernan
Nice collage of nests. Nice composition.
Well done Hernan


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-06-09 18:46]

Hello Herman,
Great idea you had in this presentation. Interesting fact of nature. Congratulations for all those picture. TFS Donald

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