Weight: 8-24 oz.
Length: 20-24 inches"
Height: 10-12 inches
Maturity: 2-3 yrs.
Mating Season: Spring
Incubation: 18-20 days
No. of Eggs: 2-12
Birth Interval: 1 year
Lifespan: 7 to 8 years
Typical diet: insects, lizards, snakes,
Roadrunners are quick enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes.
Roadrunners prefer walking or running and attain speeds up to 17 mph. hour
The Roadrunner is also called the Chaparral Cock.
The Roadrunner reabsorbs water from its feces before excretion.
The Roadrunner’s nasal gland eliminates excess salt, instead of using the
urinary tract like most birds.
The Roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico.