The Cactus Wren likes to build nests in the protection of thorny desert plants. You will often see their nest nestled in the arms of the giant saguaro cactus or cholla or also in wholes inside the catus. It will build many nests as decoys for preditors but they live in only one. This resident of Arizona deserts was adopted as the state bird in 1973. The Cactus Wren is native to the south-western United States southwards to central Mexico.
It is the largest North American Wren and is much less shy than most of the family. The artist was amazed by these little guys flying right in the car and eating crumbs next to where he was sitting. There is little distintion from the male and the female. An interesting thing about the Cactus Wren is that it forms permanent pair bonds, and the pairs defend a territory where they live all through the year.
It mainly eats insects, however occasionally it will feed on seeds or fruits. It rarely drinks water, getting its moisture from its food.
Average Lifesize Bird:
Length 8" Wingspan 10"
This sculpture is made to be suspended from monofiliament line as if in flight with one piece wings and tail. This piece is crafted from aluminum and painted with acrylic liquitex fine art paint to give the illusion of feathers. This favorite of the desert captures hearts and adds authentic southwestern flair to any home or office.
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