Chaparral cock

Definition of Chaparral cock

(Zool.) a bird of the cuckoo family (Geococcyx Californianus), noted for running with great speed. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas; - called also road runner, ground cuckoo, churea, and snake killer. It is the state bird of New Mexico.
See under Chaparral.

See also: Chaparral Cock

Related Words

cuckoo, genus Geococcyx, Geococcyx, Geococcyx californianus, roadrunner
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