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geococcyx californianus

  1. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    An alert pose with tail cocked and crest raised. This iconic ground cuckoo of the arid American Southwest seemed to be following me. The colored eye markings are bare skin known as the postorbital apterium. It is mostly blue in females, but males such as this also show a bit of red or orange.
  2. Dragon Slayer

    Dragon Slayer

    12x9 pyrography, colored pencil, and gold leaf on wood. 2022
  3. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    A calm pose with tail slightly cocked and crest flattened. This iconic ground cuckoo of the arid American Southwest paused for a photo from the window of our car. The colored eye markings are bare skin known as the postorbital apterium. It is mostly blue in females as seen here. Males also...
  4. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    We see these interesting birds quite often in our garden, which is out in the country.
  5. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    This bird made a casual visit to my deck where I got several close-up pictures.
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    Greater Roadrunner.jpg

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus).
  7. Greater Roadrunner in a Juniper Tree

    Greater Roadrunner in a Juniper Tree

    I saw this guy yesterday on my back wall, but when I got out there he meandered over to a juniper tree and seemingly hopped up into it. I walked around it, at a distance, looking, but couldn't for the life of me spot him. A bit later I was recharging the hummingbird feeders and thought I saw...
  8. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    A greater roadrunner in the scrub
  9. Road Runner

    Road Runner

    Woke up one morning while visiting family in Las Vegas last week to a visitor in the back yard.
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    Unknown
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  13. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    He was stalking the small birds visiting our feeders
  14. Greater Roadrunner

    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...
  15. Greater Roadrunner, Lake Waco.jpg

    Greater Roadrunner, Lake Waco.jpg

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
  16. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    We occasionally get Roadrunners in our garden, hunting for geckos and small birds. They will hide in the bushes near the bird feeders hoping to catch something. We were sitting on our patio, about 6 yards (5.5 m) away, and it stopped, looked at us for a few seconds before jumping up onto the...
  17. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

  18. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Guy came around the backyard to be dive bombed by nesting barn swallows!
  19. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    A member of the cuckoo family and probably the most iconic bird of the U.S. southwest. Unfortunately, I have not heard any of them say "meep meep" yet. Their usual call seems to be a mournful "cooing" sound, almost like a dove.
  20. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) The temperature was barely above freezing but sunny. This roadrunner hopped on the large rock, turned its back facing the sun and pushed its magic button spreading its contour feathers on its back exposing its down feathers and sat soaking up the suns...
  21. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) I think it overheard me using the word lizard (lol).
  22. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

  23. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Sexes similar.
  24. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Sexes similar.
  25. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Sexes similar.
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