Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Today's Bird: Greater Roadrunner

Today's bird is the Greater Roadrunner!  They really don't look too much like the cartoon, nor did this one seem to be doing a particularly good job foiling coyote plans.  Anyway, they're pretty common all over the southwest, but I actually don't get to see them often.  They mostly live in the dryer, scrubbier habitats, and most of my regular birding haunts are closer to the gulf, making them a bit more tropical.  I happened to run into this guy at Bentsen State Park this weekend (Cinco de Mayo, 2012) in Mission Texas.

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