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Greater Roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus


L 23" (58cm) A large, ground dwelling cuckoo, streaked with brown and white. Note the long, heavy bill, conspicuous bushy crest, and long, white-edged tail. Short, rounded wings show a white crescent on the primaries. Eats insects, lizards, snakes, rodents and small birds. Songs is dovelike, cooing, descending in pitch.


Range: Common in scrub desert and mesquite groves; less common in chaparral and open woodland.

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New Braunfels, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Apr 5, 2013

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