Today in the city Chaparral 18.01.2018

New Mexico State Bird in Arizona? lol

Went to Tucson from southwest NM Thursday and pulled off to stretch my legs.. This roadrunner showed up a few seconds after I parked.Roadrunners, also known as chaparral birds or chaparral cocks, are two species of fast-running ground cuckoos with long tails and crests. They are found in the southwestern United States and Mexico, usually in the desert. Some have been clocked at 20 miles per hour (32 km/h). The roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico.
Because of its quickness, the roadrunner is one of the few animals that preys upon rattlesnakes; it is also the only real predator of tarantula hawk wasps.

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