|Copyright: Ray Anderson (windbum) (31)|
|Date Taken: 2006-03|
|Camera: Sigma SD14|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-11-30 8:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Geococcyx californiaus - the Road Runner is a terrestrial bird, but capable of flight especially when attacked by coyotes. It is immortalized in American cartoons with Wile E. Coyote. The cartoon character only says two words: "beep-beep".|
The Road Runner measures up to 24 inches from tail to beak. Has zygodactyl feet - two toes in front two in back, and capable of speeds up to 15 miles per hour.
They are omnivores, eating insects and small insects including rattlesnakes. They live in the U.S. southwest deserts.
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Road Runner as u shared i have watched it in the cartoons,..but really nice to look at the bird!well,a good shot of the road runner there. felt it could have been a bit more sharper than this one.a matching background has suited best to the picture.