Cactus wren State bird: Cactus wren The Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus, is the largest wren in America. The cactus wren’s upper breast is covered with dark spots. It is found throughout the desert areas of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Its footballshaped nest is built in the middle of a thorny cactus or bush. In the spring 4 to 5 spotted eggs are laid. Ringtail cat State mammal: ringtail Cat The Ringtail Cat, Bassariscus astutus, has a long, slender body with large eyes and ears. Its tail is as long as its body. This nocturnal animal feeds on small mammals, insects, birds, and fruits. It will make its den under rock piles, hollow trees, and caves. It is closely related to the coati and raccoon. State amPhibian: arizona tree frog The Arizona Tree Frog, Hyla eximia, is found in the central mountains of Arizona. It prefers to make its home in the meadows and shallow ponds of the oak-pine forest. This frog can grow to 2.5 inches long and is recognized from other tree frogs by the pads on its toes. The Arizona tree frog spends most of the year hibernating under rocks and logs. From June to August this Arizona symbol breeds in small ponds of water created by summer rains. Official Symbols of the State of Arizona  171