Groove-billed Ani Identification

Looking for ID Help?

Get Instant ID help for 650+ North American birds.

Try Merlin Bird ID

Adult Description

  • Slender, long-tailed black bird.
  • Short thick, rounded beak.
  • Beak with parallel grooves running its length.

Immature Description

Immature like adult, but plumage duller and bill grooves indistinct.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 13.4 in (34 cm)
    • Weight: 2.5-3.2 oz (70-90 g)