cactus wren

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large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico

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californicus) Birds House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus), Common Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), Common Raven (Corvus corax), Say's Phoebes (Sayornis saya), California Quail (Lophorotyx californicus), Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), Western Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) Arthropods Beetles (Tenebrionidae), grasshoppers (Locustidae), scorpions (Vaejovidae), spider egg sacs Vegetation Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei) fruit, grass, leaves, shrubs, ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) seeds Other String, plastic Coyote abundance
This study provides the first description of the chromosomes of seven of these species: Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus), Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus), Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii), Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), and Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris).
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus. -- 10 mi S 4.5 mi W of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, one male specimen (ASNHC 1073); 10 mi SW of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, one male specimen (ASNHC 694); 6.3 mi N, 13.2 mi W of Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, one female specimen (ASNHC 1074).
The cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) nests in a variety of spinescent trees and shrubs, e.g., cholla cactus (Opuntia sp.), columnar cacti (Cereus sp.), acacia (Acacia sp.), and mesquite (Prosopis sp.), and rarely in other native, non-spinescent vegetation, e.g., mistletoe (Phoradendron sp.) and hackberry (Celtis reticulata; Bent, 1948; Anderson and Anderson, 1973; Harrison, 1979).
Interspecific nest interference: the influence of cactus wrens (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) on verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) nest site selection.