The total length of this species varies between 14 cm and 15.2 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This bird has a fairly long, slightly decurved brown bill and long red legs. The first thing we can notice is the defined horizontal posture that has this species compared to other warblers. Regarding the plumage pattern, this bird has an olive brown coloration on the above with a white stripe around the eye and an orange crown surrounded by a black stripe. Then, the part below is white with some black stripes on the breast and the sides of the body.
The crown on the immature bird will be less bright orange.
This species is migratory. It breeds in eastern and central North America and migrate south to Florida and in the West Indies, and from Mexico to Panama and sometimes to Colombia and Venezuela.
The Ovenbird will favor ground and undergrowth of humid forests and second-growth woodland habitats in the lowlands.
The Ovenbird is usually found alone and walking on the ground inside the forest. It forages for insects on the ground and sometimes while flying and may eat berries during winter. The common name of this species refers to the shape of its nest, referred to as "oven" because of its dome structure that includes an entrance.
Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).