cactus wren

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cactus wren

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A large wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) of southwestern North America, having a long barred tail and streaky brown plumage.
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Noun1.cactus wren - large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexicocactus wren - large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico
jenny wren, wren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
Campylorhynchus, genus Campylorhynchus, genus Heleodytes, Heleodytes - alternative classifications for the cactus wrens
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Karyotypes, new to cytology, are described for seven North American species of wrens (Troglodytidae): Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus (2n = 74), Salpinctes obsoletus (2N = 80), Catherpes mexicanus (2N = 80), Thryothorus ludovicianus (2n = 76), Thryomanes bewickii (2N = 76), Cistothorus platensis (2N = 76), and Cistothorus palustris (2N = 76).
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus (Cactus Wren) exhibits a diploid number of 74 (Fig.