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Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Geococcyx
Species: californianus


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Yuma, Arizona
Lake Nacimiento, California
Poway, California
Temecula, California
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Talihina, Oklahoma
Cedar Creek, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Kendalia, Texas
Magnolia, Texas
San Isidro, Texas
Troup, Texas
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Members' Notes:


On Mar 28, 2009, MrsBoat from Talihina, OK wrote:

I live in Southeast Oklahoma and we have a family of roadrunners that live next to our property. We have a 10 acre horse ranch with pasture and a pond. The roadrunners would cross our property and go hunting up by the pond. We'd see them with little snakes in their beaks...that's why I just love the roadrunner! One in particular would land on our deck railing that overlooks our pasture & pond and I got a few great photos of him (posted here). They had 2 babies last year and we're looking forward to seeing more this year.