I came upon a roadrunner in the shrub and it stared at me, as it hid in the scrub; like a cat in a box. I saw the tail-feathers bobbing up and down and as I drew near, could hear the clack-clack-clacking funky sound of this grey runner. Approaching closer, I was surprised to find not one, but two, doing the hanky-panky.
The cuckoos are a family of birds, Cuculidae, the sole taxon in the order Cuculiformes. The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The coucals and anis are sometimes separated as distinct families, the Centropodidae and Crotophagidae respectively.