Cactus Wren - Troglodytidae Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
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Cactus Wren, Cedar Pockets Area, Utah-Arizona, 4-25-04, ©NJDavis, Troglodytidae Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

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April 25, 2004  - Cedar Pockets Area, Utah-Arizona border  - ©NJDavis 

L 8.5 WS 11, Heavy Long bill, Rounded tail, Bold whitish supercilium, Spotted Breast

Forages on ground for insects, spiders, lizards, berries and seeds in deserts with cactus.  Female selects a nest site. Lays 3-7 dark spotted pale pink eggs in football-shaped nest with a small entrance on the side. Nest is of plant stems and grasses lined with fur or feathers in a cholla, prickly pear or yucca.  Old nests are used for winter roosting. Altricial. May have a second brood.

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seasonal distribution - Cactus Wren

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