French: Ani des palétuviers German: Riesenani Spanish: Garrapatero mayor
J. F. Gmelin
E Panama through tropical South America, mainly E of Andes, to N Argentina and Uruguay; isolated population in SW Ecuador; Trinidad.
46–49 cm; male 162·1–166·7 g, female 139·5–145·1 g. Adult sleek glossy blue-black with bronzy green feather edges; iris white;... read more
Noisy, guttural to bubbling, melodious “kro-koro”, a growl, croaks, grates, hisses and... read more
Flooded tropical evergreen forest, river-edge forest, gallery forest, in dense vegetation, thickets... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, especially Orthoptera (grasshoppers, roaches), also caterpillars (Brassolidae), beetles, other arthropods, spiders,... read more
Breeds June–Sept in Panama, May–Dec in Guyana, Apr–Sept in Surinam, Apr (nestlings) in French Guiana. Group-living,... read more
Resident; some local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common throughout its range. May possibly have occurred earlier in Mexico (S Tamaulipas), from where two 1960 specimens... read more
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