Lesser Roadrunner Geococcyx velox

  • Order: Cuculiformes
  • Family: Cuculidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

Lesser Roadrunner has a wide geographic range, its population is very large, and its population trend is believed to be stable (BirdLife International 2014). Consequently its IUCN Red List status is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Under Mexican low, Lesser Ground-Cuckoo also is not classified as threatened.

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to Lesser Roadrunner are identified by BirdLife International (2014); indeed, the population of this species may be expanding due to ongoing habitat degradation (BirdLife International 2014).

Recommended Citation

Soberanes-González, C. A., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2014). Lesser Roadrunner (Geococcyx velox), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.lesroa1.01