Chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer.
They breed in desert and shrubby country in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Species is found in the US states in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and rarely in Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. Also found in the Mexican states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, MichoacÃ¡n, QuerÃ©taro, MÃ©xico, Puebla, Nuevo LeÃ³n, Tamaulipas, and San Luis PotosÃ
Height is 52 -62 cm. Wingspan of 43- 63 cm. Has a bushy crest and long, thick, dark bill. It has a long, dark tail, a dark head and back. Has a blue front on their neck and on their belly. Has four toes on each foot; two face forward, and two face backward.
It is the state bird of New Mexico.
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