The Cactus Wren can be found in various parts of Texas, Diet
New Mexico, Arizona, southern Nevada, southern
California, southern Utah and down to central Mexico.
Cactus Wrens will feed on ants, beetles, wasps and Habitat
other insects. They will also sometimes eat fruits and
seeds. The Cactus Wren will turn over leaves and other
objects on the ground to forage for food. The Cactus
Wren needs very little water and can obtain much or all of
its water from the food it eats.
The Cactus Wren is found in arid deserts of the
Southwestern United States and Mexico. Usually the
wrens will build nests in the prickly spines of a cactus
such as a cholla (see picture at right). The spines of the
cactus aid in the defense of the wrens' nests.
Size and Description
The average size of a Cactus Wren is about 8 inches.
There is a white stripe that covers both eyes on males
and females. The back is covered in spotted or streaked
brown and white patches. Their beaks are long and
slightly curved which enables them to turn over objects.
The Cactus Wren will lay between 3 - 6 eggs per clutch.
Both males and females will assist in building the nest.