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Greater roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus

Description:

The Greater roadrunner is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Upper parts are brown with black streaks and lower parts are white to light brown with streaking on the neck and upper chest. They have a long tail and a brown crest (pic3).

Habitat:

Spotted foraging at Falcon Lake State Park in South Texas.

Notes:

They often eat poisonous prey such as scorpions and rattlesnakes.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 5 months ago

Thank you, Jae.

Jae
Jae 5 months ago

Meep meep :P Great spotting, Brian38.

Brian38
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Brian38

Roma, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 15, 2020
Submitted on Nov 28, 2020

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