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America's State Birds - Arizona

Cactus Wren

Heleodytes brunneicapillus
Picture by Howard Towner

The Cactus Wren is the largest wren in the United States. It got its name because it builds its nests in cactus and desert bushes.

Cactus Wren are valuable to people because they eat a large amount of insects.

The Cactus Wren became the state bird of Arizona on March 16, 1931.

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