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Thread #161117   Message #3827100
Posted By: keberoxu
17-Dec-16 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
Subject: RE: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
Someone wrote of barn owls, low to the ground, matching speed with a cruising auto. In the American Southwest, the wagon trains -- and the many forms of ground transport which have succeeded them -- have observed the same playfulness in roadrunners, putting their large heads down and forward, making their bodies horizontal, and matching speed with the mechanical conveyance.

I lived near the Four Corners for many adult years, but of all the roadrunners I spotted -- including one in the parking lot of my apartment building next to the freeway -- I never, ever, heard one say
BEEP BEEP or make any other noise for that matter.