Cactus Wren, Campylophynchus brunneicapillus


Cactus Wren, 4/18/09, Pond at Elephant Head, Chino Canyon, AZ
The handsome and ubiquitous state bird of Arizona.


Cactus Wren, 4/18/09, Pond at Elephant Head, Chino Canyon, AZ


Cactus Wren, at nest, 8/6/08, Fort Lowell Park, Tucson, AZ
Birds of North America Online reports that Cactus Wrens often nest in Cholla and Prickly Pear cacti, usually one to three meters off the ground, and the nest is usually surrounded by thorns.


Cactus Wren, 4/18/09, Pond at Elephant Head, Chino Canyon, AZ