Roadrunner Skull - The roadrunner, a member of the cuckoo family, is found throughout the Southwestern U.S. Although this species can fly, its better known as a runner, capable reaching speeds over 15 mph. As an adaptation for running, this species has two toes that face forward and two backward facing, known as zygodactylism. The roadrunner eats a variety of insects and small vertebrates.
Origin: North and Central America
Skull Length: 9 cm (3.5 in)
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Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)