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Posted on 07/01/2015


Photo taken on June  4, 2007


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Roadrunner

Roadrunner
The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae, from Southwestern United States and Mexico. This roadrunner is also known as the chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer.
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 (9.8–11.8 in) tall and is the largest cuckoos of the Americas.
Although capable of limited flight, it spends most of its time on the ground, and can run at speeds of up to 20 mph (32 km/h), making it a challenge to photograph. Cases where roadrunners have run as fast as 26 mph (42 km/h) have been reported. This is the fastest running speed measured for a flying bird. The roadrunner is the Official State Bird of New Mexico, USA. Adapted from the Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_roadrunner

Василий Касимовский, Xata, stargazing..., Don Sutherland, Laurie Lane and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Have to give a little thought for the mishaps of Coyote trying to catch this bird. Nice shot Michael.
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Thank you for the note because I would never know of this bird and thought that the red leg partridge and the grouse were pretty fast. Thank you again Michael,
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot!

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3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Beautifully rendered..!
Good evening.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful bird picture.
Congrats on Explore.
3 years ago.
Mariano
Mariano
Muy linda Michael !!. Mis saludos
3 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Wonderful, well done.
Have a great weekend my friend ;-)
3 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic bird and photo
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Superb capture Michael, looks like it's on it's starting block.
Wonderful information, faster than I would have guessed for sure.
3 years ago.
Burbujamontoro
Burbujamontoro
Excelente captura
3 years ago.
Béatrice
Béatrice
Merci pour cette belle photo et les informations
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Has the eyes of a clever guy !
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful photo.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
I never realised he was part of the cuckoo family ;-)
we do not have roadrunners here with feathers ;-))))
3 years ago.