The lifespan of G. californianus is 7 to 8 years. Factors that may limit their survival include predation by hawks, house cats, skunks, coyotes, or raccoons. Further, since greater roadrunners are a nonmigratory species, they may succumb to icy weather in a particularly cold year.
Status: wild: 7 to 8 years.
Status: wild: 45 months.