Wednesday, 5 November 2014


The greater roadrunner is a since quite a while ago legged feathered creature in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. The Latin name signifies "Californian earth-cuckoo". Alongside the lesser roadrunner, it is one of two animal varieties in the roadrunner variety Geococcyx. This roadrunner is otherwise called the chaparral chicken, ground cuckoo, and snake executioner. The roadrunner is around 52–62 cm long, has a 43–61 cm wingspan and weighs 221–538 g. It remains around 25–30 cm tall and is the biggest North American cuckoo. The grown-up has a rugged peak and long, thick, dim bill. It has a long, dull tail, a dim head and back, and is blue on the front of the neck and on the tummy. Roadrunners have 4 toes on every zygodactyl foot; two face forward, and two face retrogressive.