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Greater Roadrunner

Why can you never trust atoms?

They make up everything!

Interesting Fact: Roadrunners have evolved a range of adaptations to deal with the extremes of desert living. Like seabirds, they secrete a solution of highly concentrated salt through a gland just in front of each eye, which uses less water than excreting it via their kidneys and urinary tract. Moisture-rich prey including mammals and reptiles supply them otherwise-scarce water in their diet. Both chicks and adults flutter the unfeathered area beneath the chin (gular fluttering) to dissipate heat. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Greater_Roadrunner/overview

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21 Comments

  1. I used to watch a cartoon in which they had a roadrunner, never saw in real ever. Interesting trivia!!

  2. Interesting! Lizards and turtles, frogs and salamanders, also flutter their gular areas. I’ve always wondered why they do that.

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