Your login: Password:. Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email. The Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani is a large near passerine bird in the cuckoo family. It is a resident breeding species from southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, parts of Central America, south to western Ecuador, Brazil, and northern Argentina. Source: Wikipedia. Taxonomic status: Species status: full species Your sightings.

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Sign in to see your badges. Anis are bizarre, coal-black cuckoos with long floppy tails and unique, very deep and broad-sided bills. They occur in tropical lowlands and foothills, in a variety of open and semiopen habitats.

Smooth-billed is very similar to Groove-billed Ani, but the two species only overlap on a few Caribbean islands, southern Central America, and northern South America. Smooth-billed is slightly larger, with overall smooth sides to the bill. The typical calls of the two species are different; Smooth-billed has a hawklike, whistled scream.

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Smooth-billed ani

The smooth-billed ani Crotophaga ani is a large near passerine bird in the cuckoo family. It is a resident breeding species from southern Florida , the Bahamas , the Caribbean , parts of Central America , south to western Ecuador , Brazil , and northern Argentina. This ani is found in open and semi-open country and areas under cultivation. A number of females lay their chalky blue eggs in the nest and then share incubation and feeding. Each female is capable of laying up to seven eggs, and nests have been found containing up to 29 eggs, but it is rare for more than ten to hatch. Incubation is 13—15 days, with another 10 days to fledging. Up to three broods may be raised in a season, with the young of earlier broods helping to feed more recent chicks.


Smooth-billed Ani

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