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Greater roadrunner
Geococcyx californiana

Greater roadrunner
Greater roadrunner
Greater roadrunner
Greater roadrunner lurking among the palm leaves. Ajo, AZ.
Greater roadrunner
Greater roadrunner. Ajo, AZ.

Size: 23 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: lizards, snakes, insects, other small animals
Nest: platform low in tree or shrub
Field Identification: long tail, crest, blue and red streak behind eye, usually runs rather than flying
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: 36 Cuculidae (cuckoos)
Genus: Geococcyx
Species: californiana

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