by Emile Abbott.(2) A BetterPhoto Members Favorite!
This is actually a Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) which is a large, ground-dwelling cuckoo with brown and white streaks. They have a long, heavy, bill, and a conspicuous bushy crest and a long, white edged tail. I have rarely seen these bird fly or get to high places. Spotted this bird first on a power wire outside my office today then he flew and walked around the roof. Fortunately I had my powershot camera with me.