Definition of hornero in English:

hornero

noun

  • A tropical American bird of the ovenbird family, often building its ovenlike mud nest on the top of a fence post.

    Also called ovenbird
    • ‘Also seen along the way into town were red-legged seriema, crested tyrant, rufous horneros, white-rumped swallows and blue and white swallows.’
    • ‘Here you can see hummingbirds, parrots, horneros, sparrow hawks and cock of the rocks, to name but a few.’
    • ‘The chalk-browed mockingbird, rufous-bellied thrush and brown-and-yellow marshbird reject pure white cowbird eggs, while the rufous hornero rejects eggs according to size.’
    • ‘Based on abundance alone, some possible candidates for avian reservoirs in Córdoba would include chickens, eared doves, Picui ground doves, house sparrows, rufous horneros, great kiskadee, and others.’
    • ‘What is interesting is that the rufous hornero laboriously build a new nest every year, abandoning their nests to be used by other animals.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Spanish, literally baker.

Pronunciation:

hornero

/ˌhôrˈnerō/