Groove-billed Ani

Other Names: none

Distribution: Mexico south through coastal Peru.

Description:

Size: 33-37 cm in length with a 43-45 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Uniform black, with a very long tail half the length of the bird. The beak is large, with an arched ridge and narrow grooves that are characteristic of the species. The legs and eyes are black.

Species image
Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
california
colorado
florida
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maryland
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
nevada
new jersey
new mexico
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
virginia
wisconsin
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
forays
soaring
zigzag
Markings
cross
crown
head
streaks
tailbands
Sounds
staccato
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
Forests
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
medium
Order
cuckoos, anis, roadrunners, turacos and their relatives - cuculiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species