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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Aural and visual cactus wren observations occurred at a combined frequency of 6.
Habitat fragmentation in coastal southern California disrupts genetic connectivity in the cactus wren (Campvlorhynchus brunneicapillus).
Construction will obliterate an estimated 30 pairs of gnatcatchers and 44 pairs of coastal cactus wrens.
With the sale of Donna Circle and our Cactus Wren sale last year, we have now divested all of our properties in Arizona, which will allow our team to fully focus on our core operations of expanding our agribusiness and capitalizing on real estate development opportunities in California.
Two of the yuccas at the refuge also supported abandoned nests within the leaf cluster of the plant, the more typical location of a cactus wren nest in this plant.
We observed cactus wrens nesting in a variety of non-native and non-spinescent vegetation in Arizona and New Mexico in recent years.
State officials worry that the golf course will harm rare and endangered species that make their home in the Tujunga Wash, among them the slender-horned spineflower, the cactus wren and the San Diego horned lizard.
They also said fertilizers and pesticides used to treat the greens would contaminate ground water beneath the area, and they scoffed at Kajima's plans to leave pockets of land undisturbed around nesting sites of the cactus wren.
In the lower-level skies are dove, finches, hummingbirds, cactus wrens and thrashers, while on the ground, speedy and nimble roadrunners and Gambels quail are delights to behold.
For species of residents with >10 captures (n = 6), captures of crissal thrashers, cactus wrens, and black-throated sparrows did not differ between arroyos and uplands (P = 0.
On one visit, I saw cactus wrens nesting in the middle of one jumping cholla cactus, and a curved-billed thrasher's nest in another.
Verdins and cactus wrens beat the heat by building domed nests with covered roofs and tunnel entrances.
Watch for gilded flickers, Gila woodpeckers, kestrels, white-winged doves, western screech owls, and cactus wrens, the latter of which dive with impunity into spiny teddy-bear chollas.
Ingamells said the park is home to cactus wrens and Western whiptail lizards, which state biologists have been monitoring.
Coyotes, peccaries and wood rats, as well as a variety of birds - such as purple martins, cactus wrens and brown towhees - feast on the sweet saguaro fruits.