Smooth-billed Ani

Other Names: none

Distribution: tropical South America and the Caribbean, north to Florida.

Smooth-billed Ani range map

Description:

Size: 36-38 cm in length, weighing 71-133 g.

Plumage: Uniform black, with a very long tail half the length of the bird. The beak is large, with an arched ridge down the top. The legs and eyes are black.

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Smooth-billed Ani

Smooth-billed Ani

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
florida
georgia
louisiana
new jersey
north carolina
ohio
south carolina
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
flocks
soaring
Markings
plain
Location
high flying
ground dwelling
high perching
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Forests
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
blackandwhite
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
medium
Order
cuckoos, anis, roadrunners, turacos and their relatives - cuculiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species