|Cactus wren by Birding Los Cabos Mexico|
The cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) is a species of wren endemic to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern and central Mexico. Birding Los Cabos Mexico.
The Name of cactus wren in Spanish is:
Matraca del desierto, because it dwells in the desert and Matraca is a toy to make noise in the soccer football games and the call & sound of the cactus wren is similar.
(matraca toy = A ratchet, rattle or noisemaker)
Cactus wren = matraca del desierto
Its common name derives from their frequenting desert cactus plants such as the cardón ( Pachycereus pringlei), building nests, roosting, and seeking protection from predators among them. Its bulky and globular nests are constructed of plant material and lined with feathers. They do not migrate; instead, they establish and defend the territories around their nests where they live all year-round.
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