French: Ani à bec cannelé German: Riefenschnabelani Spanish: Garrapatero asurcado
Gulf of Mexico from S USA (Texas) and Mexico S through Central America to N Chile, occassionally NW Argentina, and E to E Venezuela; Leeward Antilles. Disperses N into continental North America.
32 cm; male 80 g, female 70 g. Adult glossy black, long loose tail; skin around eye black, iris brown to black; bill arched, laterally compressed, no hump at base, upper... read more
Series of “tijo” notes, the first upslurred, given in excitement or alarm; also a... read more
Second-growth scrub, thickets, drier scrubby areas, pastures, fields, marshes, cleared and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly grasshoppers, also cockroaches, grubs, cicadas, flies, wasps, ants, spiders; small vertebrates, including Anolis... read more
Breeds May–Jul in Oaxaca, Jun–early Sept in Caribbean lowlands of Mexico; in Costa Rica in rainy season Jun–Nov, later in... read more
Resident, but nomadic. After breeding season, occasional birds appear 1000 km from nearest breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to abundant in much of range, replaced by C. ani in Pacific areas of Central America; formerly lived also on islands of S Baja... read more
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