Groove-billed Ani

A common bird which is gregarious flying around in small flocks. These photos were taken around the Buena Vista logde. The striations on the bill are very marked, which distinguishes it from the Smooth-billed Ani.

The ani below was photographed at Manuel Antonio, which is located roughly where the ranges of smooth-billed ani and groove-billed anis meet. The bill appears more highly arched with less obvious striations compared to the very similar groove-billed ani. This could be a smooth-billed ani?

 

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