Native to the deserts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico, these tiny, noisy relatives of the wrens are at completely at home in the driest of deserts where they make their living among the mesquite and cacti and feeding on spiders and insects. This one was found in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument within sight of the Mexican border in Arizona.
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