Ivan Phillipsen



This episode is all about the bird species in the genus Geococcyx. There are only two: the Greater Roadrunner and the Lesser Roadrunner. People in North America have revered the Greater Roadrunner for thousands of years. This bird features prominently in Native American and Mexican legends and lore. It’s usually depicted in a good light. Roadrunners are bold, clever, and fast—all admirable characteristics. They’re also large and conspicuous birds, so it’s not surprising that more than one culture has paid them some special attention.Learn about the key traits of roadrunners and their habitats, diet, and breeding.~~ Leave me a review using Podchaser ~~‍Links of InterestVideo: Roadrunner catching a hummingbirdVideo: Roadrunner vs RattlesnakeLink to this episode on the Science of Birds websiteBecome a patron to support the podcastI have a Patreon page where you can sign up to support the show for what amounts to a few bucks per episode. Click here to check out my Patreon page!

Duration: 34 min

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