Save the Birds : Restored Birds of the New London Public Museum
Collection:
Carr Natural History
Object ID:
1917.1.141
Object Name:
Specimen, Taxidermied
Description:
Roadrunner. Male. Large, ground dwelling cuckoo with overall brown, white and buff streaked appearance. Head has a shaggy crest. Face has blue and orange bare patch of skin behind eyes. Tail is long. Eats insects, lizards, snakes, rodents, small birds and fruits and seeds. Can run up to 15 mph.
Kingdom:
Animalia (Animals)
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Natural History Class:
Aves (Birds)
Natural History Order:
Cuculiformes
Family:
Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners)
Genus:
Geococcyx
Date:
1887
Species:
californianus
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Roadrunner before restorationRoadrunner before restoration
Roadrunner after restorationRoadrunner after restoration