Tucson, AZ, March 2014~ Canon Powershot SX40 HS
A large conspicuous bird of the southwestern deserts, including suburbs, favoring areas with abundant cholla and other cacti. its loud call is one of the most familiar bird sounds from central AZ.
VOICE is a busy, skittering jumble of repeated phrases and staccato notes, Call a far-carrying whit-wheet! often with extra note at end, and a rich chuk.