State Bird of New Mexico – Roadrunner
New Mexico’s state bird is the Roadrunner
(Geococcyx californianus). Officially adopted March 16, 1949, the Roadrunner was adopted under the name “Chaparral Bird”. In Spanish, it is called “El Correcaminos”.
The New Mexico state bird, the Roadrunner, was a bird not known to Audubonin his time, and was therefore not included in the 1840 edition of Birdsof America.
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