Hawks, house cats, skunks, coyotes, and raccoons prey upon greater roadrunners. Coyotes also eat their eggs. This species relies largely on its swiftness to outrun predators. It also uses patches of brush for hiding, and it places its nest above ground to deter predation on the eggs.
- hawks (Accipitridae)
- domestic cats (Felis silvestris)
- skunks (Mephitinae)
- coyotes (Canis latrans)
- raccoons (Procyon lotor)
Anti-predator Adaptations: cryptic