New Mexico Birds: Cuculiformes

 

This order includes cuckoos and their relatives. Hover over a photo series to control the images.


Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Roadrunners are the New Mexico state bird, and they probably should be Albuquerque's official bird as well. They have adapted well to the Duke City's sprawl, and can often be seen in peoples' yards (including my own).