Utah Bird Profile
  Greater Roadrunner - Geococcyx californianus

Name Roots: (Gr. ge, "the earth, land"; kokkux, "cuckoo" - of California)

In Utah:

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub or in a cactus at a height of 3-15 feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a carnivore: ground chaser; insectivore: ground gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a carnivore: ground chaser; insectivore:ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in low desert scrub and high desert scrub habitats.
How to find:  

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