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  The Roadrunner (DesertUSA)
Roadrunners are ground cuckoos, are any of about 15 species of birds constituting the subfamily Neomorphinae of the Cuckoo Family (Cuculidae), noted for terrestrial habits.
The roadrunner is a large, fl-and-white, mottled ground bird with a distinctive head crest.
Roadrunners are occasionally preyed upon by hawks, house cats, raccoons, rat snakes, bullsnakes, skunks, and, coyotes eat nestlings and eggs.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/sep/papr/road.html   (868 words)

  
  Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
Roadrunners typical foraging habit is to hunt on the ground or in low stature vegetation (Beal 1978a and 1981 in Hughes 1996).
Roadrunner densities were reported as higher in undisturbed habitat than moderately disturbed habitat and suburban residential areas (Tweit and Tweit 1986 in Hughes 1994).
Roadrunners occupy much of California from the northern Central Valley and coastal areas to the U.S.- Mexico Border and eastward to the Colorado River and north into Owens Valley.
www.prbo.org /calpif/htmldocs/species/scrub/greater_roadrunner.html   (3180 words)

  
 Roadrunner
Roadrunners are perhaps best known for their appetite for snakes, but they will eat anything they can kill with their sharp beak including lizards, rodents, insects and even other birds.
During the spring, a male roadrunner can often be seen carrying a lizard or small snake as an offering to attract a mate.
Roadrunners often live in extreme climates and are uniquely adapted to conserve energy.
www.wildlifedepartment.com /roadrunner.htm   (466 words)

  
 New Mexico State Bird - Roadrunner
The comical roadrunner prefers running to flying and has been clocked at speeds of 15 miles per hour.
They are approximately 22 inches in length and their diet consists of insects, lizards, centipedes, mice and snakes.
The New Mexico state bird, the Roadrunner, was a bird not known to Audubon in his time, and was therefore not included in the 1840 edition of Birds of America.
www.50states.com /bird/roadrunn.htm   (146 words)

  
 All About Birds
The Greater Roadrunner is a signature bird of the desert Southwest.
The desert-dwelling roadrunner uses salt glands in front of its eyes to excrete excess salt from its blood.
The roadrunner is able to get along without drinking water if it eats food with high enough water content, but it will drink readily if water is available.
www.birds.cornell.edu /programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Greater_Roadrunner.html   (302 words)

  
 Season Two - July Bird of the Month - The Greater Roadrunner
Legend has the roadrunner building a fence of cactus pieces around a snake so that it cannot escape, and while that technique is fictional, the bird's quick agility lets it capture even highly venomous prey.
The great roadrunner is so named to distinguish it from a similar species, the lesser roadrunner, that occurs in portions of Mexico and Central America.
The greater roadrunner is a ground dwelling bird and is a member of the cuckoo family.
www.passporttotexas.com /birds/jul00.html   (511 words)

  
 Roadrunner Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Roadrunner Traffic system is the most advanced traffic management suite on the market and provides the most comprehensive collection of tools for running your road haulage business in real time.
Roadrunner for Windows is a unique family of transport products, designed especially for expanding transport companies, ranging from single user software right through to open network IBM / Roadrunner Professional systems.
Relativity for Roadrunner is a powerful tool that enables extraction of data directly from all Roadrunner modules (Traffic, Accounts, Warehouse and Garage) allowing you to generate reports and analyse data in any ODBC compliant application.
www.roadrunner.uk.com /products/software.shtml   (513 words)

  
 Desert Explorer!
Roadrunners live in the Sonoran, Mojave and Chihuahuan deserts.
Roadrunners have a crest on their head 5cm (2 inch) long.
A roadrunner's cup-shaped nest is made of twigs bound together with snakeskin or dried cattle or antelope droppings.
library.thinkquest.org /28855/roadrunner.html   (237 words)

  
 Advanced Passenger Transport Vehicles - Road Runner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
RoadRUNNER also benefits from low operating cost which is a fraction of its diesel counterpart and capital costs which are close to those of a conventional diesel bus.
RoadRUNNER offers a modern alternative to expensive light rail systems and can be used in a number of unique operational modes for example having tractors couple and decouple carriages to achieve real-time operational requirements and meeting variable passenger demand.
RoadRUNNER is a true "intermodal" system which promises versatility and operational flexibility.
www.advancedpassengervehicles.com /roadrunner.html   (1364 words)

  
 Lightfoot Cycles - The Lightfoot RoadRunner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is not a slow, clunky, tippy "adult" tricycle; the RoadRunner is built of light and strong aircraft-grade chromoly steel, has very high quality components, is engineered for stability, and is relatively fast.
The two-wheel drive option is not available on the RoadRunner, for the same dimensions that make the RR super stable on pavement (wide stance and shorter length) work against it in circumstances of poor traction.
To avoid cross chaining, it is necessary to avoid shifting the chain onto the very innermost gear of the front triple-sprocket (at the pedals) at the same time that you shift into the very outermost gear of the mid-drive 8-speed sprocket.
www.lightfootcycles.com /rrmodel.htm   (1668 words)

  
 Roadrunner: WhoZoo
The Roadrunner has very strong feet, characteristic head crest, and white-tipped tail with oversized bill.
There are 3 roadrunners at Texas Wild, 2 females and 1 male.
Roadrunners do seem to spend most of their time running on the ground.
www.whozoo.org /AnlifeSS2001/borisest/BS_Roadrunner1.html   (243 words)

  
 The Site Formerly Known As The Unofficial San Diego RoadRunner FAQ
AUPs are being gathered from other RoadRunner sites as well as from various institutions on the Internet so the resultant SD AUP should address the majority of the issues involved with providing and using Internet accounts and services.
Since RoadRunner uses Motorola's Cybersurfer, the maximum transfer rates are 10 Mbit/s on the downlink and 768k on the uplink.
The roadrunner.* newsgroups seem to be local the san.rr.com domain.
www.seawood.org /RR   (1443 words)

  
 Roadrunner Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The Roadrunner or Ground Cuckoo, Geococcyx californianus, is a bird that lives in thorny scrub, sparse grasslands, and deserts of Mexico and the southwestern USA.
Diet: Roadrunner eat fruit and small animals, including small lizards, scorpions, spiders, insects, eggs, small snakes, and some small rodents.
Reproduction: The Roadrunner is a type of cuckoo, but unlike many other cuckoos, it is not a nest parasite.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Roadrunner.shtml   (227 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Technology | Fastest supercomputer to be built
Roadrunner will be installed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
Although a network of this size would in theory out-perform Roadrunner, the two systems would be used to solve different types of problem.
However, on a supercomputer like Roadrunner, the different units must be able to "talk" with each other all of the time, which is vital for applications such as weather simulation which feature a huge number of constantly changing and interacting variables.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/5322704.stm   (694 words)

  
 MUSICAM USA : RoadRunner
RoadRunner, an economical, compact portable ISDN codec/mixer that lets you send and receive the highest quality monaural audio over a single ISDN phone line.
Included in the RoadRunner package is a three-channel audio mixer with two dedicated microphone inputs and a third input switchable between mic and line levels.
In addition, the RoadRunner can be used with any of the available internal digital interface modules for use with other digital transmission facilities.
www.musicamusa.com /products/rrunner/rrunner.htm   (617 words)

  
 RoadRunner LS1 Emulaton and EFI Live Software Integration
Eventually, the Roadrunner was shrunken down into a unit which fits indistingishably inside the LS1 PCM case.
Geoff was able to put them in contact with one another, expanding the scope of software support and putting the project on a path of widened collaboration to provide tuning options and systems that are truly powerful, innovative, and cutting-edge.
The RoadRunner is an LS1-style PCM that has been retrofitted with a Realtime Emulator which allows you to make tuning adjustments on the fly while the vehicle is running!
www.moates.net /roadrunner   (1601 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Roadrunner: A Novel: Books: Trisha R. Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Affectionately nicknamed the Roadrunner, Dell is having difficulty not playing baseball; no longer the big star in the limelight.
Roadrunner is a racing and rousing novel about familial love, fatal passion, and commitment.
When you finish reading Roadrunner, you'll wish it was a weekly sitcom, just like I did; Consequently, we know that all good things eventually end.
www.amazon.com /Roadrunner-Novel-Trisha-R-Thomas/dp/0609605844   (1897 words)

  
 IBM and AMD feed on Los Alamos' ample supercomputing pork | The Register
With Roadrunner, however, LANL hopes to reclaim its position as a cutting-edge facility.
Both chips are part of the volume processor market, meaning they should help lower the overall cost of Roadrunner (expected at close to $100m) when compared to supercomputers that run on more specialized chips.
In addition, LANL should be able to use the speedy Opteron chips to boost the raw performance of the Roadrunner system, while turning to the Cell chips (found in gaming consoles) to handle demanding floating point and graphics- heavy computing elements.
www.theregister.co.uk /2006/09/05/ibm_roadrunner_amd   (708 words)

  
  RoadRunner Shuttle & Limousine Service - Just $10 for each additional passengers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
RoadRunner Shuttle provides #1 door to door transportation service in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Roadrunner has been providing door-to-door airport shuttle and limousine transportation for the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with Shuttle and Town Car service to or from the LAX, Burbank, and Santa Barbara airports, and with transportation to the San Pedro World Cruise Center and the Getty Center Museum.
Roadrunner provides on time reliable services to and from the following cities Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Somis, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Saticoy, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Carpinteria or Carpenteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Oak Park, Malibu and many more.
www.rrshuttle.com /main.aspx   (255 words)

  
 Roadrunner
Roadrunners are large streaked cuckoos that travel on the ground.
Roadrunners have yellow eyes with a powder blue patch of skin around them, a feathery crest, long springy legs and a strange foot with two toes in front and two behind.
Roadrunners use their long beak and ability to leap 3 to 6 feet in the air to snag birds and insects in flight.
www.scenicdrive.org /cgroad.htm   (252 words)

  
 Roadrunner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"Roadrunner are as common to Arizona as cactus, but little has been actually known about them, except for what can be observed from the Roadrunner cartoons, until local resident, Virginia Douglas, authored a book about them titled, Roadrunner (and his cuckoo cousins).
Roadrunners are adept at killing snakes and they take several hours to swallow a large one.
The book is divided into five chapters that deal with the habits and habitats and the place in nature of roadrunners and their cousins, the cuckoos.
www.naturegraph.com /nature/birds/Roadrunn.html   (623 words)

  
 Roadrunnner Haiku Journal
Roadrunner is a international quarterly online journal that publishes quality English-language haiku and senryu.
We chose Roadrunner as the name for the journal because we want it to be at the forefront of haiku thought and practice with a regional flavor.
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poetrylives.com /roadrunner   (101 words)

  
 Roadrunner Shuttle & Limousine Service - Just $10 for each additional passengers
Roadrunner Shuttle provides #1 door to door transportation service in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Roadrunner has been providing door-to-door airport shuttle and limousine transportation for the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with Shuttle and Town Car service to or from the LAX, Burbank, and Santa Barbara airports, and with transportation to the San Pedro World Cruise Center and the Getty Center Museum.
Roadrunner provides on time reliable services to and from the following cities Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Somis, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Saticoy, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Carpinteria or Carpenteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Oak Park, Malibu and many more.
www.rrshuttle.com   (267 words)

  
 IBM Press room - 2006-09-06 IBM to Build World's First Cell Broadband Engine Based Supercomputer - United States
Roadrunner's construction will involve the creation of advanced "Hybrid Programming" software which will orchestrate the Cell B.E.-based system and AMD system and will inaugurate a new era of heterogeneous technology designs in supercomputing.
Roadrunner's hybrid design will allow the system to segment complex mathematical equations, routing each segment to the part of the system that can most efficiently handle it.
Designed originally for gaming platforms, where intense graphics and real-time responsiveness are key, the Cell B.E. processor is ideal to speed Roadrunner through intense mathematical problems.
www-03.ibm.com /press/us/en/pressrelease/20210.wss   (741 words)

  
 Welcome to Road Tech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Roadrunner SDI (Smart Driver Interface) provides two way, time-stamped transmission of Job Information with live Track & Trace and Signature Capture via secure connections to transport operators, their drivers and customers for as little as 50p per day.
We are offering the same for fifty pence a day and could put any transport operator on a par with the major industry players'.
If you wish to read more about Roadrunner SDI then please click here.
www.roadrunner.uk.com   (473 words)

  
 Roadrunner Records UK
Roadrunners resident progmeister Dom Hemy went to hunt down fans and bands alike at 36 Crazyfists and Khomas london Barfly show.
Soon you will be invited to join The Vault, Roadrunner’s streaming music solution to providing the ultimate audio accompaniment to the time you spend on our site.
You’ll be able to hear those hard to find b sides, demos of newly signed artists, live concerts, old records no longer available, and Roadrunner playlists selected by artists, staff and fans.
www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk /music   (824 words)

  
 Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner is announcing the release of Nickelback's All the Right Reasons [Special Edition] on July 10th, 2007.
The two disc album will feature 3 bonus live tracks recorded in Atlanta on the CD and all of the videos from the album on the DVD.
Nickelback, Roadrunner Records, WEA Corp. and Warner/Chappell Music have been donating 100% of digital sales proceeds from digital single and video sales of "If Everyone Cared," to Amnesty International and International Children's Awareness Canada.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /artists/Nickelback   (1200 words)

  
 ROADRUNNER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a member of the cuckoo family but it has quite different behaviour from the common cuckoo.
It has two toes pointing forwards and two backwards (like all cuckoos) - which enables it to run fast.
The roadrunner is widespread in the southwestern USA and Mexico.
helios.bto.ed.ac.uk /bto/desbiome/roadrun.htm   (91 words)

  
 Jewelry - Pin: Roadrunner
Made with surprising detail, each Roadrunner pin is perfect for men and women.
Cast from pewter, a jewelry metal which maintains its antiqued look, and secured with two push-on clasps to prevent rotation, these Roadrunner pins make a great decoration for your jacket, vest, hat, lapel, etc. A great collectible or makes a nice gift for bird enthusiasts.
Approximate size on the Roadrunner pin is 1 7/8 x 5/8 inches.
www.animalden.com /8476.html   (108 words)

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