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Roadrunner, Greater
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Geococcyx californianus
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Central America and Caribbean, Colorado, Global, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, Oklahoma, Texas, United States, Utah Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The roadrunner is about 52–62 cm (20–24 in) long, has a 43–61 cm (17–24 in) wingspan and weighs 221–538 g (7.8–19.0 oz). It stands around 25–30 cm (9.8–12 in) tall and is the largest North American cuckoo.[ 4] [ 5] [ 6] The adult has a bushy crest and long thick dark bill. It has a long dark tail, a dark head and back, and is blue on the front of the neck and on the belly. Roadrunners have four toes on each zygodactyl foot; two face forward, and two face backward. ...
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