Birds

Greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Females and males of this species emit a series of five or six talks accompanied by moans, loud enough to be heard from 200 meters away. This sound is the most common vocalization of the roadrunner during the incubation period and the rearing of chicks.

Habitat:

It lives from the southwestern United States to central Mexico. Its distribution in Mexico goes from the central plateau to the coastal plain of the Pacific and the Gulf, excluding the peaks that exceed 2,700 meters above sea level. It is mainly associated with xerophytic vegetation, desert scrub, thorny Tamaulipas scrub, chaparral, etc. It is a bird of terrestrial habits where it reaches speeds of about 32 km/h, although it can perform small gliding flights from trees and bushes to the ground.

Diet:

It generally feeds on small reptiles (such as lizards and young snakes), small mammals, and insects.

Resident bird with year-round sighting.

 

Location:

It is found throughout the property, particularly in scrub areas.