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Roadrunner ? According to the plaque at the zoo. I don't know as I've. Ever seen one.

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Fort Worth Zoo

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13 Comments

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

I'd agree with Liam and Carolina. Zoos do a pretty good job at labeling mammals, even in mixed exhibits, but that isn't the case with birds and fish. As a result, it is sometimes difficult to identify birds in zoos since their labels might be missing and often the bird is not a local variety. (To be sure, some zoos are much better than others at labeling.) We try to help and hope that you find our suggestions helpful.

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

That's okay Colleen, just as Liam told you, some zoos have multiple species in a single exhibit, and sometimes they don't label all :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

This is what a roadrunner looks like: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/713...

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

They often have multiple birds in a single exhibit, and they don't label some birds sometimes.

Colleen Hartge
Colleen Hartge 9 years ago

That's what the zoo label said

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Ocellated Turkey is correct.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocellated_T...

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

I'd suggest that this is an Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata). See http://eol.org/data_objects/15278186 for more information. I'd enjoy hearing whether you agree.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Maybe it is Willie E. Coyote disguised as a road-runner? He always messed up... :-)

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

It also looks like a turkey to me.
And si Ceci, existen zoológicos que tienen correcaminos en su colección, pero este no es el caso.

glbnoah109
glbnoah109 9 years ago

Sure looks like a turkey. Definately not a road runner.

GonzaloGarcia
GonzaloGarcia 9 years ago

is a weird kind of peacock .. , because turkeys dont have blue head's , and the feathers got multiple colors , so i think is a peacock.. tell me if im whrong ..

GonzaloGarcia
GonzaloGarcia 9 years ago

my bad .. is not a turkey, i dont know how it says on inglish but here in mexico we know as Pavoreal

GonzaloGarcia
GonzaloGarcia 9 years ago

thats a turkey ... is not a Roadruner

Colleen Hartge
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Colleen Hartge

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2011
Submitted on Jan 20, 2012

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