• 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.

Vital Statistics:

  • 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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