The Greater Roadrunner, taxonomically classified as Geococcyx californianus, meaning "Californian Earth-cuckoo," is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Along with the Lesser Roadrunner, it is one of two species in the roadrunner genus Geococcyx. This roadrunner is also known as the chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer. (From Wikipedia)
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jacquest (17585) 2013-12-03 8:34
I can't dissociate the name roadrunner from the cartoon and hear "meep, meep". This one thought seems quiet enough and blends itself in the environment.
cornejo (24675) 2013-12-03 12:23
Eleu Hello, very good picture of this interesting bird, very well seen and captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (75638) 2013-12-03 13:56
Nice portrait of this beautiful roadrunner !
TFS and best regards
nikkitta (10492) 2013-12-03 16:46
So a sneake killer?
Never saw or heard of it, interesting capture with good sharpness
May be it will be good to add something to have idea of the sixe of the bird
Answer your note about Philipines
jhm (130710) 2013-12-04 5:02
I am not certainly, but I think that also these bird very quick runner.
I find your picture very pleasant
Very well presentation, nice done, TFS.
ikeharel (47056) 2013-12-04 7:16
Looks too small to deal with snakes, Eleu, but an exotic bird and must admit never saw one alike.
A fine pic. with long focal extract on lens, light was favorable.
ChrisJ (92225) 2013-12-04 10:11
Where's Wylie Coyote? Beep beep! I might have cropped tighter but considering the speed these things do you did well to get it sharply in focus. Good use of a shallow dof too. They are well camouflaged against their bg from predators. Tfs!
Cricri (95509) 2013-12-07 0:37
Belle prise dans une belle lumière de cet oiseau exotique, intéressant par ces longues pattes, sa longue queue et son long bec, belle réalisation