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Cactus Wren-72Cactus Wren Building a Nest — Image by kenne

This large wren prefers cholla cactus in which to their nest. The nest is built by both sexes is a bulky mass of weeds, grass, twigs, lined with feathers, animal hair, plant down. The nest is shaped like football lying on its side; entrance at one end, with a narrow tubular passage leading to nest chamber. While the female is incubating the eggs, the male will often build additional nests to serve as decoys.

— kenne

Cactus Wren Nest-72Cactus Wren Nest — Image by kenne

 

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