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Greater Roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus

Description:

One of the large cuckoo birds. They are tan or brown with black streaking on the upperparts and chest. The crown is black with small, pale spots, and they have a patch of bare, blue skin behind the eye. The wings are dark with white highlights.

Habitat:

With a few warm days, it has returned to its hunting route past my home.


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5 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 4 years ago

It is a fun bird with lots of personality to have around. Thanks Maria and James :)

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Working for local public works? Super images!

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Looks like it was posing for you!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 4 years ago

Thanks Ava and Marta. They are fun to watch chase the grasshoppers around the shrubs and grass.

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Very nice spotting! thanks for sharing!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

He's on a podium ready to make a speech! Lovely spotting.

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Lat: 33.22, Long: -96.71

Spotted on Jan 27, 2015
Submitted on Feb 6, 2015

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