Roadrunner Showdown
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+ Comments Roadrunner Showdown - 2008-07-15 22:57:20

We spotted these two roadrunners (Geococcyx, according to Wikipedia) sparring in the library parking lot. There was a third bird nearby just watching. I'm not sure if this was two males fighting over a female, or a male courting a female while another bird watched. Either way, they are very cool when they run. The guys who animated the velociraptors in Jurassic Park must have studied roadrunners.

63 mm
1/640 sec
f 4
Flash: Not Fired
ISO 64
Visitor: 1849170