cactus wren

noun
any American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of arid regions, especially C. brunneicapillus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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cactus wren

noun
large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico 
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The cactus wren is a bird that nests in or around a cactus, so babies can be protected from bigger animals.
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