Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cactus Wren

This cute little birdie is the Cactus Wren and is the state bird of Arizona! It is the largest wren in North America (about 7-9 inches long), and the male and female look alike.

They like to build their nests in cactus - preferably Chollas and Saguaros. Their nests resemble footballs with a hole in one end. They are noisy birds, and will chatter at other animals while they are building a nest.

Ted got these pictures while hiking this past weekend.

1 comment:

Snowdrops said...

I have cholla's .. but not as nice as yours ! I LOVE the pretty wren !! Again she is different to mine...