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cactus wren nest

Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Description:

The Cactus Wren is the largest North American wren, at 18–23 cm (7.1–9.1 in) long. Unlike the smaller wrens, the Cactus Wren is easily seen. It has the loud voice characteristic of wrens. The Cactus Wren is much less shy than most of the family. Its marked white eyestripe, brown head, barred wings and tail, and spotted tail feathers make it easy to identify. Like most birds in its genus, it has a slightly curved bill. There is little sexual dimorphism.

Habitat:

It is a bird of arid regions, and is often found around yucca, mesquite or saguaro; it nests in cactus plants, sometimes in a hole in a saguaro, sometimes where its nest will be protected by the prickly cactus spines of a cholla or leaves of a yucca

Notes:

I believe the cactus is a teddy bear cholla

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the_tajminator
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the_tajminator

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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