Talk:Greater roadrunner

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Calling Mel Blanc[edit]

Do we really need to mention, "unlike the cartoon, the song of this bird is a dove-like coo, not beep-beep"? Does anybody thin the real bird is the same as the cartoon? Also, can anybody substantiate the claim the chaparral can lower its body temperature? Trekphiler 10:34, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually, roadrunners make a very loud, rattling cry. It's quite frightening if you're not expecting it. I've never heard any dove-like cooing. 67.49.247.73 03:31, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
I've heard several recording of the dove-like cooing. In person I've heard the clattering of the mandibles (if that's really what it is). Rsduhamel (talk) 05:33, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Important Details[edit]

Why does this article fail to mention the general size and weight of the bird, mating habts, etc.? Alot of important details are missing. Alan--24.184.184.177 20:53, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Some of this information is in the geococcyx article and should be moved here. Rsduhamel (talk) 05:35, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Etymology please?[edit]

With a name like Roadrunner, there's gotta be something worth mentioning on its origins. BillyTFried (talk) 07:50, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Map needs updating[edit]

The distribution map is wrong. I see Greater Roadrunners in Albuquerque all the time.76.113.104.58 (talk) 03:12, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Speed[edit]

The article until today claimed that the bird "can run at speeds of up to 26 miles per hour (42 km/h).[8]", but the source actually says "up to 20 mph" and "close to 20 mph". This edit changed the value to 26mph and added the fastest running claim, backed up by a webpage claiming to list records from "The Bird Almanac". -- Matthead  Discuß   13:15, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

predators[edit]

according to desertusa "Roadrunners are occasionally preyed upon by hawks, house cats, raccoons, rat snakes, bullsnakes, skunks, and, coyotes eat nestlings and eggs. During the winter months, many succumb to freezing, icy weather." if house cats pray on them it seems vary likely that bobcats do so also as the two species ranges overlap. for more information see http://www.desertusa.com/birds/roadrunner-bird.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.245.243.173 (talk) 21:09, 19 May 2016 (UTC)