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Photo taken at North Mountain, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona. March 2005.
Rock Wrens are among the most commonly encountered birds in
the Sonoran Desert. As their name implies they are most at home on rocky slopes
and around small mountains. Food consists primarily of insects and spiders that
they extract from nooks and crevices with their longish beak. Rock Wrens are
year-round residents in the Sonoran Desert but some individuals migrate as far
north as Southwestern Canada during the summer.
Year-round Resident - Little or no Migration
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