- Roadrunners are quick enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes.
- Roadrunners prefer walking or running and attain speeds up to 17 miles per hour.
- The Roadrunner is also called the Chaparral Cock.
- The Roadrunner reabsorbs water from its feces before excretion.
- The Roadrunner’s nasal gland eliminates excess salt, instead of using the urinary tract like most birds.
- The Roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico.
- Weight: 8-24 oz.
- Length: 20-24 inches
- Height: 10-12″
- Sexual Maturity: 2-3 yrs.
- Mating Season: Spring
- Incubation: 18-20 days
- No. of Eggs: 2-12
- Birth Interval: 1 year
- Lifespan: 7 to 8 years
- Typical diet: insects, lizards, snakes
source: The Roadrunner (DesertUSA)
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