Cactus Wren

Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Code 4

CACW

Code 6

CAMBRU

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HEAD

Cactus Wren Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Gray in juveniles, becoming gray to reddish brown in immatures; Red, orange-red, or dark red in adults.
  • Head Pattern: Capped, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Brown with heavy black spotting and white streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Cactus Wren Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-23 cm (7-9 in)
  • Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Buff with black spots.
  • Upperparts: Brown with black and white streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Cactus Wren Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Weak direct flight. Holds tail partially spread when flying.
  • Wingspan Range: 27-28 cm (10.5-11 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Spotted, White band
  • Upper Tail: Black and white barring.
  • Under Tail: Black and white barring.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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