The Greater Road Runner
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The Greater Roadrunner Information
The Greater Roadrunner is found in the deserts and around wooded and grassy areas of the Southwestern of the United States from Arkansas to California, and can also
be found in parts of Mexico.
Greater Roadrunners will eat insects, lizards, spiders, snakes, fruits, seeds and sometimes rodents.
The home of the Greater Roadrunner is usually a nest placed a
few feet above ground in a bush, tree or cactus. Both male and female will build the nest and it is built from sticks, leaves and other materials.
The approximate weight of a Greater Roadrunner: is 8 - 15 lbs.
and the approximate size of a Greater Roadrunner: is 18 - 22 inches from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail.
The female Roadrunner lays approximately 2 -5 eggs per clutch [a bundle of eggs], and may have one or two clutches per year depending on the species. Both parents will incubate the eggs until they hatch.
The Greater Roadrunners survive in the desert because they run so fast they can get away from predators, they can also catch fast prey and run home to scare off animals that attack their eggs.Their average speed in running is 32km/per hour.
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