CLAYCORDIANS, WHAT KIND OF BIRD IS IN THIS PICTURE?

May 19, 2010 10:11 am · 5 comments

Yesterday, a fellow CLAYCORDIAN took this picture of a bird on his fence, and wants some help to identify it.

Can anybody out there tell us if it’s a roadrunner? It sure looks like one, but we’re not 100% positive.

You can click on the photo for a much larger view.

1 minutemom May 20, 2010 at 11:35 AM

I’ve never seen a woodpecker with those kinds of tailfeathers. Wrong shape to be a kingfisher. I used to live in Albuquerque and it sure looks like the roadrunners I used to see there – anybody ask the Lindsay Museum gang?

2 Wiley Coyote May 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Wendy, our resident professional Biologist already said hands-down it’s a Roadrunner. So it is.

The sad part is that it’s an undocumented alien Roadrunner— it’s not a Claycord Resident. Get the TNT and anvil ready.

3 dtravers May 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

It could be a belted kingfisher.

What colors did it have? What sounds did it make? Was it near water?

If a roadrunner its a little outside its range. (added by Mobile using Mippin)

4 starman May 20, 2010 at 3:35 PM

that is a young roadrunner correct
about 2 years old

5 desert dweller May 20, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Made me smile to see that roadrunner. I used to line in Palm Springs and worked in Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells and loved seeing the roadrunners. When I worked at a local county club the chef had a “pet” roadrunner that used to wait for him to bring out raw meatballs for it. Funniest thing to see the two of them interact.

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