Chaparral Cock Skull or Greater Roadrunner measures 3.7 in. Chaparral Cock Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw).

Chaparral Cock or Greater Roadrunner bird is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae, from the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

The scientific name means “Californian earth-cuckoo”. This roadrunner is also known as the chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer.

The Chaparral Cock or Greater roadrunner is about 20–24 in. long, has a 17–24 in. wingspan and weighs 7.8–19.0 oz. It stands around 9 3⁄4–11 3⁄4 in. tall and is the largest cuckoo of the Americas.

The upper body is mostly brown with black streaks and sometimes pink spots. The neck and upper breast are white or pale brown with dark brown streaks, and the belly is white.

A crest of brown feathers sticks up on the head, and a bare patch of orange and blue skin lies behind each eye; the blue is replaced by white in adult males, and the orange is often hidden by feathers.

Chaparral Cock males and females have identical plumage. Females are slightly smaller, on average and lighter than males. The long stout beak is grayish brown to gray and has a hooked tip.

Roadrunners have four toes on each zygodactyl foot; two face forward, and two face backward. The toes are brown in color and have pale gold spots.

Although capable of limited flight, it spends most of its time on the ground, and can run at speeds up to 20 mph.

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