New Mexico State Bird

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New Mexico State Bird: Roadrunner

Scientific Name: Geococcyx californianus

State Bird Description: The Great Roadrunner is a long legged bird which is approximately 20 to 24 inches long and weighs from 8 to 19 ounces. The bird is primarily brown and white with a mostly white under belly. The Roadrunner is known by other names such as the chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer.

Where It's Found: The Roadrunner can be found in southwestern United States and northern Mexico and be seen quite often in parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma

New Mexico State Bird Dedication: 1949