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Greater Roadrunner
In a typical pose with cocked tail, this iconic ground cuckoo of the arid American Southwest paused with crest raised, perhaps on the lookout for small reptiles. The blue and red eye markings are bare skin known as the postorbital apterium. This is primarily blue in females while males also show bright orange as seen here.
Location
LIttle Panoche Road, Firebaugh, California, USA.
Date taken
28 February 2021
Scientific name
Geococcyx californianus
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A very smart portrait of this handsome chap, Joseph.
 
What a great looking bird and such am awesome pose you caught it in! A gorgeous shot, tfs!
 
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Oh he's wonderful Joe!!! How I'd love to see one of these guys.

Many thanks for showing him to us my friend.
 
Beep beep! He should be blue with a purple crest!

Fantastic image of the more naturalised version 😉
 
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Nice work, Joseph! Thanks for sharing it with us.

This image was used today, 19 March 2021, to help illustrate the Greater Roadrunner article in Opus.

Your generosity is appreciated very much.

Barney
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
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Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/800 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
GreaterRoadrunnerIMG_8289.jpg
File size
267.4 KB
Date taken
Sun, 28 February 2021 2:14 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 971px

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