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Smooth-billed Ani Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A fairly large bird with a flat head and a very heavy, rounded bill. Has a long, tapering tail and short, rounded wings.

    Relative Size

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

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.8-14.2 in (30-36 cm)
      • Weight: 2.5-4.2 oz (71-119 g)