Greater Roadrunner
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The Greater Roadrunner is found in the deserts and and sparsely wooded and grassy areas of the Southwestern United States from Arkansas to California, and can also be found in parts of Mexico.


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


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.


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.


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.