Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) - HBW 4, p. 606

French: Grand Géocoucou German: Wegekuckuck Spanish: Correcaminos Grande

Taxonomy: Saurothera californiana Lesson, 1829, California.
Population from Texas (USA) S to Nuevo León and Veracruz (Mexico) averages smaller and has been described as race dromicus; but birds from this region overlap in size with those in other parts of range. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW USA and Mexico, from California, Utah and Colorado E inland to Missouri and Louisiana, through coastal Texas and Baja California, S to Michoacan, Puebla and Veracruz.