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 The charismatic Lesser Roadrunner is always a crowd-pleaser! (Pete Morris)

Alternate name
Geococcyx velox  Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Neomorphidae Family   
46cm Length
Tropical dry shrubland, up to 2,800 m, in:- El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & USA Habitat-Altitude-Range
Insects, reptiles. Food 
1326 World Number

Least Concern


Photo by Pete Morris all rights reserved (Birdquest)

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Lesser Roadrunner song
(Geococcyx velox)
Daniel Lane XC27737
2-3-2007, Mexico

Mexico:- Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Michoacan, Veracruz, Yucat? Peninsula.
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