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Greater Roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus


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.


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

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gatorfellows 6 years ago

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

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Working for local public works? Super images!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Looks like it was posing for you!

gatorfellows 6 years ago

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

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Very nice spotting! thanks for sharing!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

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

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Texas, USA

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

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