adult with lizard (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

Greater Roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: active terrestrial hunter of small lizards and avian nestlings; prefers walking and running but also glides and flap-flies for short distances; song a series of low-pitche coos weakening toward end; cocks and wags tail and can assume a variety of comical body postures.

adult; little sexual dimorphism (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)

with lizard (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

with bird nestling (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

note blue and red eye patches (California, USA; 2007-09-27)

pair (California, USA; 2009-01-18)

with crest raised (California, USA; 2007-04-29)

posing for portrait (California, USA; 2007-04-29)

pert attitude (California, USA; 2012-02-29)