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Smooth-billed Ani

(Crotophaga ani)

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A mid-sized dull black bird with relatively huge, humped bill and long tail; iridescent sheen on head, neck, breast; to 35cm (14in). (Garrapatero Piquiliso, Tijo).


Low and middle elevations, southern Pacific slope; found in small flocks in more open habitats such as scrub areas, fields, pastures, and other agricultural sites.

Found in the following Parks:

Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

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.

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani), Costa Rica