GREATER ROADRUNNER is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family. The breeding habitat is desert and shrubby country in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It can be seen regularly in the US states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and less frequently in Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, as well as Mexico. The greater roadrunner nests on a platform of sticks low in a cactus or a bush and lays 3–6 eggs, which hatch in 20 days.
Greater Roadrunner: A bird born to run, the Greater Roadrunner can outrace a human, kill a rattlesnake, and thrive in the harsh landscapes of the Desert Southwest. Roadrunners reach two feet from sturdy bill to white tail tip, with a bushy blue-black crest and mottled plumage that blends well with dusty shrubs. As they run, they hold their lean frames nearly parallel to the ground and rudder with their long tails.
Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) a large, very long-tailed bird with relatively long neck and thick legs. The skin behind the eye is bluish, and sometimes other colors show up in certain lighting. Other traits is that the roadrunner doesn’t require water. He gets moisture through his diet. He can fly short distances, mostly gliding with his wings and tail spread.