Geococcyx californianus

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Related to Geococcyx californianus: Canis latrans, Greater Roadrunner
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Noun1.Geococcyx californianus - speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to TexasGeococcyx californianus - speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas
cuckoo - any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
genus Geococcyx, Geococcyx - roadrunners
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Cameras recorded kit fox (Vulpes macrotis), coyote, common raven, and greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) scavenging 10 of the carcasses (Fig.
All species were classified into one of five categories: (1) western: species that occur predominantly west of about 98[degrees] west longitude (e.g., roadrunner Geococcyx californianus), (2) central: species that are predominantly in the central plains area (e.g., Great Plains narrow-mouthed toad Gastrophryne olivacea), (3) widespread: species that occur in virtually all states and provinces in North America north of Mexico (e.g., pied-billed grebe Podilymbus podiceps), (4) eastern-western: species that are not widespread but which occur in both the east and in the west (e.g., Mexican freetail bat Tadarida brasiliensis), (5) eastern: species that are exclusively or predominantly found in the east (e.g., alligator Alligator mississippiensis).
erythrorhynchus 1 Anas clypeata 1 Aythya affinis 3 Bucephala albeola fossilis 3 Oxyura jamaicensis 16 Anatid 4 Calipepla californica 3 Rallus limicola 2 Fulica americana 11 Phalaropus lobatus 1 Geococcyx californianus 2 Apheloocoma califbrnica 1 Vireo sp.
Geococcyx californianus (Lesson, 1829): MHNT 110; MVZ 176050, 7588; UMMZ 116179, 201069, 227058, 227059, 234551, 234552, 236211, 73880, 73881, 85031; USNM 1461 17486, 346493, 499279, 501304, 554946, 554948, 610961, 610962, 614371.