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Smooth-billed Ani

Crotophaga ani ORDER: CUCULIFORMES FAMILY: CUCULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of tropical savannahs in the Caribbean and South America, the Smooth-billed Ani reaches the United States only in southern Florida.

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Appearance

Blackbirdlike
Blackbirdlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Slender, long-tailed black bird.
  • Short, thick, rounded beak with a high ridge on some individuals.

Immature Description

Immature like adult, but plumage duller and with shallower bill.

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Similar Species

  • Groove-billed Ani, a rare visitor to Florida, is very similar, but bill shallower; grooves on bill difficult to see. Voice different.
  • Boat-tailed Grackle has thinner bill and longer wings.