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Groove-billed Ani

(Crotophaga sulcirostris)

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Identification:

A mid-sized all black bird with relatively huge, humped bill having conspicuous ridges; iridescent sheen on head, breast; long tail; to 30cm (12in). (Garrapatero Piquiestriado, Tijo).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevatíons, Caribbean and northern Pacífic slopes; found in small flocks in more open habitats such as scrub and open wooded areas, fields, pastures, and other agricultural sites.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris), Costa Rica