The roadrunner is a bird that lives in the desert. Roadrunners have different colors. The colors are white, black, tan, gray and blue. The height of a roadrunner is between 10 – 12 inches tall. The roadrunners weigh between 8- 24 ounces. The roadrunners body parts are the beak, feathers, claws, tail, legs, skin and the eyes. The roadrunners family members are the cuckoos.
The roadrunner is an omnivore. It eats rattle snakes, mice, lizards, worms, insects, snakes and berries. The male roadrunner hunts on its own.
The roadrunner lives in the desert in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Roadrunners need a hot place to survive. A roadrunners shelter is a nest, or in high trees or bushes. Roadrunners do not live on their own. Roadrunners live together for a while.
Roadrunners can run up to 20 miles per hour. Roadrunners fly for seconds in the air and then run away. Roadrunners hop from branch to branch to get to its nest. It can also hop on thin tree branches.
A roadrunners enemies are hawks, coyotes and bobcats. Roadrunners protect themselves by hiding in tall grass or bushes. It runs away when it sees danger and sometimes it flies away.
Roadrunners prefer to run or walk rather than flying. Roadrunners make heat so they can stay warm wherever they are. Half of the length of a roadrunner is the tail. A roadrunner is as long as one loaf of bread. A roadrunners beak is as hard as wood. A roadrunner lives to be seven to eight years old. Roadrunners are not dangerous to humans. A roadrunner can sit on a thin tree branch that is still on a tree.
Roadrunners are very interesting animals. They are an important part of the desert.