B-93 Roadrunner Bird
Resident throughout much of the desert regions of southern and southwestern United Sates, and also Central America. Their habitat includes open, arid habitats with shrubs and thickets, desert scrub, chaparral, savannah, open brush-lands and open woodlands. Roadrunners can fly, but they usually don’t. Instead, they run at speeds up to 15 mph.
It is the state bird of New Mexico. It was adopted in 1949 under the name of “Chapparal Bird.” To warm up without spending a lot of energy, roadrunners erect their feathers to expose the underlying black skin to the sun’s rays. A group of roadrunners are collectively known as a “marathon” and a “race” of roadrunners.