Roadrunner
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Animalia

Chordata

Aves

Cuculiformes

Cuculidae

Geococcyx

californianus and
velox
IUCN Status: Least Concern.
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    Located

    The Roadrunner is found in the deserts and and sparsely wooded and
    grassy areas of the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

    Diet

    Roadrunners will eat insects, lizards, spiders, fruits, seeds and
    sometimes rodents.


    Habitat

    The habitat of the Roadrunner is usually a nest placed a few feet above
    ground in a bush, tree or cactus.  Both the male and female will build
    the nest and it may be built from sticks, leaves and other materials.

    Size

    Approximate weight of a Roadrunner:
    Average weight is approximately 8 - 15 oz.
    Approximate size of a Roadrunner:.
    Length is approximately 18 - 22 inches from the tip of the beak to the
    tip of the tail.

    Reproduction

    The female Roadrunner lays approximately 2 -5 eggs per clutch and
    may have one or two clutches per year depending on the species.  
    Both parents will incubate the eggs until they hatch.
Notes
  • The Roadrunner can reach sprinting speeds of 15 - 18 miles per hour.     
  • The Roadrunner is a member of the cuckoo family.
  • Roadrunners are generally non-parasitic nesters (they do not generally nest in other birds nests).
(Genus:  Geococcyx)
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