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THE GREATER ROADRUNNER

A non-migratory bird found at Tandy Hills and throughout the southwestern US and Mexico, the Greater Roadrunner, is a large, fast bird, approximately 23 inches long and clocked at a speed of 20 miles per hour. It generally prefers sprinting to flying.  An opportunistic omnivore, it feeds on insects, reptiles, including rattlesnakes, small mammals, spiders & snails. An isolationist, except when breeding, they are monogamous and mate for life. Mating season is spring & summer. The male woos his sweetie-pie with a solo-dance perfomance and an offering of fresh-caught food.