Greater Roadrunner Closeup (Crest Raised)

Closeup photo of a greater roadrunner head with crest raised

In Missouri, greater roadrunners are found in glades, open woodlands, and occasionally in parking lots or along roadsides. They were first reported in our state in 1956 near Branson. By the 1970s some had spread as far north as the Missouri River in Osage County, but several cold, snowy winters drove them back. They rebounded by the 1990s and have been seen as far north as Jefferson City.

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