Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani), , Fernando Igor de Godoy, , , Brazil, Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, , alarm call. FCF Scientific Name, Crotophaga ani. Location, Sacha Lodge, Oriente, Ecuador. Specimen Condition, Live Specimen. Source, Smooth-billed Ani. Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Sint Eustatius); Brazil; Cayman.

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The smooth-billed ani feeds on termiteslarge insects and even lizards and frogs. This common and conspicuous species has ami benefited from deforestation.

Egg, Collection Museum Wiesbaden. Retrieved from ” https: For other uses, see Ani disambiguation. Habitat Second-growth scrub, river-island scrub, humid areas, clearings in humid forests and cloud forests Their flight is weak and wobbly, but they run well, and usually feed on the ground. Incubation is 13—15 days, with another 10 days to fledging. The anis are the three species of near-passerine birds in the genus Crotophaga of the cuckoo family.


They are essentially tropical New World birds, although the range of two species just reaches the United States. Media related to Crotophaga at Wikimedia Commons.

Food and feeding Insects, mainly grasshoppers, also mantids, fireflies, beetles including weevil root-borers insect pests of sugarcane and citrus orchards Recent DNA evidence places them in the group Crotophaginae. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

The flight is weak and wobbly, abi the bird runs well and usually feeds on the ground. Movements Resident or locally nomadic.

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) – BirdLife species factsheet

This article is about the birds. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Unlike some cuckoos, the anis are not brood parasitesbut nest communally, the cup nest being built by several pairs between 2—6 m high in a tree.

This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Crotophaga ani Linnaeus Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Smooth-billed ani

Post-breeding anni movements out of breeding range. The calls include a whining ooo-leeek. A number of females lay their eggs in the nest and then share incubation and feeding. Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani.

This licensing tag was added to this file as part of the GFDL licensing update. Cornell Lab of Crotoohaga. The anis are large black birds with a long tail and a deep ridged black bill.

Crotophaga Linnaeus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wikispecies has information related to Crotophaga ani. The following other wikis use this file: First established and bred in Florida inspread N along Florida coasts in s, and now a well established These are very gregarious species, always found in noisy groups.