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Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) belongs to the Cuckoo Family.
This one ran across the road, while we were on our way to Pine Creek trailhead in
Red Rocks, Nevada. June 2007.
Roadrunners are famous for being quick enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes, so be nice to them.
They can reach speeds up to 17 miles per hour.
Their lifespan is about 8 years.