Capturing The Moment — The Desert’s Joker Playing Hide ‘n Seek   3 comments

We saw several Greater Roadrunners in Sabino Canyon this morning — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

A Roadrunner in the desert brush. — Image by kenne

Greater Roadrunner

A roadrunner doesn’t go “meep meep”, for he says “cucucucuckoo”

He isn’t an ostrich or an emu, he is a cuckoo.

Even his scientific name means “Californian ground cuckoo” (or “ground cuckoo from California”)

You can even see that he’s a cuckoo by the type of feet he has.

He maybe brown and dull but if one looks closely, he or she can see the red and blue stripe behind his eyes.

He rarely flies but he can run seventeen miles per hour.

I love them, what about you?

  — OspreyEagle

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Posted November 6, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

3 responses to “Capturing The Moment — The Desert’s Joker Playing Hide ‘n Seek

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  1. I didn’t know the roadrunner was a cuckoo. That’s interesting, Kenne.


  2. A lot of predacious theropods, that birds evolved from, were feathered, mostly flightless, and very good runners. 🙂


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