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Taken in Marana, Az ( bus stop, lol) the roadrunner eats insects lizards,snakes, rodents, and small birds. Also known to eat seeds and fruit. These birds can sprint up to 15mph, flying only when they have to.
Females lays a clutch of three to six white eggs, taking only 20 days to hatch. Nests consist of sticks lined with grass and leaves hiding in cactus, shrubby bush or low trees.
To conserve body heat on cool desert nights, they slow down body functions to the point of becoming lethargic. The built in heat exchanger – dark patch of skin between its wings – helps absorb the weak warmth of the morning sun and warm up quickly. At dawn, they will rough up their feathers to expose this patch.
VOICE Male’s song a mournful, descending series of about 8 long coo notes