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Friday, May 21, 2010

Feather Friday Part Six

Today's Feather Friday bird is the Roadrunner.

Here are some cool facts about the Roadrunner. The Roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico, but are seen in all southwestern states.
The Roadrunner weighs between 8-24 ounces, is 20-24 inches in length, is 10-12 inches tall, and lives 7-8 years.
Roadrunners eats lizards and insects and are fast enough to catch and eat snakes. YIKES!
Roadrunners prefer walking or running over flying and can attain speeds up to 17 mph.
Roadrunners are ground cuckoos, a subfamily of the Cuckoo bird.
Roadrunners have bizzard behavior. Because it it uniquely suited for the desert environment, it can reabsorb water from its feces before excretion. A nasal gland eliminates excess salt, instead of using it's urinary tract like other birds. It reduces it's activity during the heat of the day. Hey...that sounds like Rambo. It's extreme quickness allows it to catch a hummingbird or dragonfly from mid air!!
Because Roadrunners are so swift, I only have the one picture.
Hope you enjoyed the 6th episode of Feather Friday. Have a pawsome weekend!

9 comments:

Ruby and Penny said...

Cool bird, we don't think we've ever seen one.
Love Ruby & Penny

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Rambo, I hope you don't mind, butt beclaws I enjoy your Feather Friday thingy sooooo much I kind of did a take off on it today for my furend Khyra.
Love the Road runner thingy. That was all very interesting reading. Thanks for sharing!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh yes, that is some pretty odd behavior. So is that a roadrunner that you actually saw or is that a web photo? We know we have never seen one.

We had a silly blue jay crash into our window today and he didn't make it:(

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Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Beep Beep


Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Lorenza said...

El Correcaminos!!!
I have seen him... in cartoons!
Thanks for sharing all the info!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Lo11211ganO_Kellam said...

Cast not the first stone. .............................................

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Never seen one before, that's a cool bird. He has his peak up like singing "catch me if you can".
Great job, Rambo.

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

They sound like really interesting birds.

Ahmed Milon said...

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