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They are large long-legged birds with long thick dark bills and long dark tails. They are terrestrial, and although capable of flight, they spend most of their time on the ground. They run down prey or occasionally jump up to catch insects or birds. They mainly eat insects, reptiles, rodents, tarantulas, scorpions and small birds.
The roadrunners breeding habitat is deserts and shrubby country. The two species are:
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