Lesser Roadrunner

Information about the Bird Lesser Roadrunner

The lesser roadrunner (Geococcyx velox) is a large, long-legged member of the cuckoo family, Cuculidae.

The lesser roadrunner resembles the greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) in appearance and habit but is smaller and has a significantly shorter bill. Its breeding range is in southwestern Mexico, and north into the western side of the Sierra Madre Occidental range; also northern Central America, and a disjunct range in the northern Yucatn Peninsula.
The lesser roadrunner eats seeds, fruit, small reptiles and frogs. It forages around roadsides for large insects and roadkill.
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