adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2010-06-21)

Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a large, bold, inquisitive desert wren normally associated with cacti; for protection, builds a large globular nest among cactus spines; song a distinctive musical kerr kerr kerr kerr kerr kerr kerr... .

white eyebrow stripe, streaked breast (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

dorsal view; brown cap, streaking on back (California, USA; 207-04-22)

slightly decurved bill (California, USA; 2011-08-12)

barring on tail (California, USA; 207-04-22)
sleepy juvenile(California, USA; 2006-05-28) never cocks its tail (California, USA; 2007-04-22)
globular nest in cholla cactus (California, USA; 2008-03-28) posing on its favorite perch (California, USA; 2011-08-12)