Transcript of The Roadrunner.
The Roadrunner The Roadrunner also known as the Chaparral Cock lives in the Mojave, Sonoran, Chihuahuan and southern Great Basin deserts they also live in all southwestern states. The Roadrunner's scientific name is Geococcyx Californianus. The Roadrunner can weigh 8-24 oz and can get to be 20 to 34 inches long. A Roadrunner's normal lifespan is 7 to 8 years. The typical diet of a Roadrunner are insects, lizards, scorpions, rodents and other birds. The Roadrunner inhabits open rolling terrian with dry desert plants. PREY! Roadrunners breed in the spring. The male Roadrunners after getting food for themselves give female Roadrunners food. He usually dances around the female while she begs for food,then he gives her food after breeding. FUN FACTS! Because of its extreme quickness the Roadrunner can snatch a Hummingbird or a Dragonfly from midair. A Roadrunner reduces its activity 50% during midday. The Roadrunner is the hunter, because of its extreme quickness the Roadrunner can outrun many animals. So it is not hunted often. Hunter or Hunted? Defenses When the Roadrunner senses danger or is traveling downhill, it flies. The Roadrunner cannot stay airborn for more then a few seconds so it prefers running to flying. Description The Roadrunner is a large black and white ground bird with a head crest. It has strong feet, a long white tipped tail and a long bill. MORE FUN FACTS The Roadrunner lays no more to 2-12 eggs. The sexual maturity of the Roadrunner is 2-3 years. Up to 10% of the roadrunner's winter diet is plants because of the scarcity of animals. Thanks For Watching BEEP-BEEP By: L.A.DFull transcript