Definition of Cactus wren
1. Noun. Large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico.
Group relationships: Campylorhynchus, Genus Campylorhynchus, Genus Heleodytes, Heleodytes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactus Wren
Literary usage of Cactus wren
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"CHAPTER XXIII NOVEMBER BIRD LIFE IN THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN The Disappointing Road-Runner—Gambel s Quail and Its Pursuit The Wisdom of the cactus wren—The ..."
2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"St. Lucas cactus wren. //. b. affinis. Range.—Southern Lower California. ... Desert cactus wren. H. b. anthonyi. Range.—United States, west of the Plains, ..."
3. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"Eggs: 4 to 7, whitish or buffy often hidden by reddish brown spotting. The cactus wren seems on first acquaintance, in a cactus and mes- quite thicket, ..."
4. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1891)
"I had scarcely concealed myself when I saw flying toward me a cactus wren, with its mouth full of dry grass. Alighting in a bush near by it immediately ..."
5. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"... found the male patiently brooding on the two eggs. Surely such devotion in a bird deserves a better end than the collector's basket. 713. cactus wren. ..."
6. Western Birds by Harriet Williams Myers (1922)
"IN THE dry sandy washes and deserts of the southwest where grows the cactus is found the most un-Wren- like member of the family, the cactus wren. ..."