Rock Wren
Salpinctes obsolete

1/8000s at f9.0, ISO:2000, Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, x1.4 converter

The Rock Wren is a small songbird of the wren family. Their breeding habitat is dry rocky locations, including canyons, from southwestern Canada south to Costa Rica. This bird builds a cup nest in a crevice or cavity, usually among rocks. These birds are permanent residents in the south of their range, but northern populations migrate to warmer areas from the central United States and southwest Canada southwards. They are occasional vagrants in the eastern United States. These birds actively hunt on the ground, around and under objects, probing with their bill as their extraction tool. They mainly eat insects and spiders. This bird's song is a trill, becoming more varied during the nesting season.
Along the Salt River, AZ