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Groove-billed Ani – Crotophaga sulcirostris

Starting from the tip of Northern Chile to the lowlands of Southern Texas, the Groove-billed Ani is a member of the Cuculidae Household that additionally contains Roadrunners and Cuckoos. It may be discovered all through the Yucatán Peninsula typically discovered foraging on the arthropods flushed up from ant swarms.

In Search of…

After getting an awesome evening’s sleep in Rio Lagartos, Yucatan, the 4 Pajareros left earlier than daybreak in the hunt for any variety of Lifers for me.

We ended up strolling alongside a really quiet dust street listening and looking forward to cooperative birds.

Miguel, Claudio and Chino, Pajareando

One of many three amigos known as out relatively casually, “Groove-billed Ani.” Unbeknownst to them, the Groove-billed Ani was on my checklist of US birds that I didn’t have a photograph of. Miguel Amar rapidly identified a distant Ani and I snapped off a dozen photographs of the VERY distant fowl. Although it wasn’t one thing I’d ever share in a presentation, it was an honest file shot and clearly confirmed its most uncommon invoice. Miguel chuckled and commented, “Don’t fear, we’ll see many extra. And far nearer!” (Yeah proper, I believed to myself, I’ve heard that earlier than…)

Groove-billed Ani

Effectively, it solely took one other 20 minutes to show Miguel proper! We came across a swarm of ants and the birds began coming in. 25-minutes and 140 photographs later, I landed a couple of actually first rate photographs of the GROOVE-BILLED ANI.

Groove-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani

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