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!