Taken in Tucson, Az 2-26-10 with Canon Powershot SX10IS
This large wren is a permanent resident of arid regions, particularly cactus deserts and dry hill country. It is often seen perched atop a cactus or other vegetation, delivering its unusual song or attending to its large stick nest.
VOICE Song is a rapid series of guttural _ga_notes, sounding like a combustion engine that won’t “turn over”. Calls include low, growling, corvid like kraw,krot, and kok notes, sometimes in series.
Cactus Wren is the Official state bird of Arizona!