Groove-billed Ani Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A fairly large, disheveled-looking bird with a long, rounded tail and short, rounded wings. It has a tall, heavy bill (though generally smaller than the bill of Smooth-billed Ani). At close range, several grooves in the upper mandible are visible.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, smaller than a male Cooper’s Hawk.

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    • Both Sexes

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