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Cactus Wren

Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus


One the largest of Wrens in California. Long curved bill, white eyestripe. Barred and brown above and light colored and streaked to spotted underneath. Sometimes sculking and sometimes found boldly on tops of shrubs and cactus. They have adapted to Cholla and use them for nest as protection from most predators. And can have more then one nest in a single Cholla. May nest in other cacti or Joshua trees.


deserts of the southwest with Joshua Trees or Cactus.

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29 Palms, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015

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