Greater Roadrunner(Geococcyx californianus)
A large ground-dwelling crested bird from the cuckoo family. It can run fast enough to pursuelizards, snakes, birds and invertebrates as well as escape its own predation. Can be found in desert areas, chaparral, grasslands, open woodlands and agricultural areas. It is a large bird with a long tail and neck and a long pointed bill and a bushy crest. Heavily streaked grey, but proper light gives it an iridescent appearance. It has a blue and red patch behind the eye.