Length: 20.5-21.3 in (52-54 cm)

Very common in Tucson, Greater Roadrunners are large cuckoos with a distinctive shape: long legs, a very long, straight tail, and a long neck. The head has a short crest and the bill is long, heavy, and slightly downcurved. They have a patch of bare, blue skin behind the eye which tapers to a touch of red. Roadrunners spend most of their lives on the ground hunting lizards, small mammals, and birds. They are very fast runners and can outrun a human.

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