Personal observation: When the male does his mating call, he starts out with his head raised very high; with each "coo" he lowers his head a bit until the last call is made with his beak touching the ground. If anyone can find a reference to this behavour, I think it would make an interesting addition to the page.
"It is said that some road runners can be up to 3.2 feet tall although most range from 1-2.6 feet tall."
The word "tall" is inappropriate and the numbers are both suspect and unsourced. This sentence should be removed.
How fast can they run?
Don't know, but quite fast, that's for sure. Dora Nichov 10:09, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
thats dumb u dont even say the exact speed
Who's dumb!? I just said what I knew, what's wrong with that, you rude... Dora Nichov 11:16, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
After comparing to other articles I think there should be three separate articles. The geococcyx article should be renamed "roadrunner" to be consistent with the naming of similar articles. Also, much of the information in the geococcyx article should be merged with the greater roadrunner article. Rsduhamel (talk) 19:08, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
- Yes, they are edible, and similar in flavor to many upland game birds like pheasant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 02:45, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Chasing golf balls
I have heard that the Roadrunner is playful and will chase moving objects such as golf balls, despite knowing they aren't food. However the only source I can find online regarding this was written in the 30's by 'Oren Arnold' in a book titled 'Wild Life in the Southwest (page 90)'! Has anyone ever heard of Roadrunners behaving like this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asdasd23 (talk • contribs) 11:17, 6 March 2013 (UTC)