The state bird of Arizona is the Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus). This song is used extensively in movie sound tracks - you'll hear it when the scene calls for a remote desert location in the Western US. They are the largest US wren and make their home among the cacti, often nesting in a cavity in a Saguaro - they're archtypical Arizona bird! These two were recorded 30 miles North of Phoenix, Arizona, 1/17/99.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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