Cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

The catcus wren features a contrasting white brow and dense spots across the chest. This bird rarely strays from cactus and desert scrub or coastal sagebrush. Build a large, oval nest of sticks.


It is bird native  to Mexico, that inhabits arid regions and can often be found around yucca, mesquite, saguaro and Choyas plants. Nesting in a cactus or sometimes in the hole of a saguaro, its nest will be protected by cactus spines, a choya or the leaves of a yucca.


Eats ants, beetles, grasshoppers, wasps, fruits, and seeds. Sometimes it eats small frogs and lizards. It is adapted for life in the desert and gets most of the water it needs to survive from the food it eats.

Resident bird with year-round sighting.



This bird is found in scrub areas although it can prowl the groves.