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Dummy Nests

Cactus wrens (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) build bulky, domed nests with a tunnel-shaped entrance in cactus (especially cholla) or thorn trees. Although conspicuous, their nests are inaccessible to predators because they are surrounded by sharp thorns (hence the other common name for … Continue reading

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Cactus Wren

A permanent resident of the thorn scrub country of the Desert Southwest and Northern Mexico, the cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) can survive without freestanding water. The cactus wren gets enough moisture from its diet of insects, spiders, fruit and occasional … Continue reading

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