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|Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Cuckoos (Cuculidae)|
|Stor Jordgøg Correcaminos Norteño|
2008-10-11 Sierra Fría, Aguascalientes (Agu), Mexico
Running with prey in mouth.
2016-05-14 Presa La Vega, west of Gdl, Jalisco (Jal), Mexico
Adult type. If you don't see the front of the bird, the two roadrunners are very similar plumage wise. But again it is useful to focus on structure and behavior when you want to make a quick id. Apart from heavily streaked breast and throat Greater simply is bigger with all limps pointing in all directions (tail, bill, legs and chest). And here typical behavior wandering in the open, dry habitat, where the lesser is more tended toward staying close to and inside thickets. My first in Jalisco.