It prefers to breed in southern Florida, the West Indies, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, southern and western Ecuador, Brazil, northern Argentina and the Bahamas. Subscribe to this alert. South Florida's premier birding resourse. The black silhouette of an Archaeopteryx-shaped bird alternately flaps and glides on its linear route. Its whining call, “ ah-nee, ah-nee, ah-nee,” is echoed by other Smooth-billed Anis, which soon follow in single file.Such is a typical glimpse of the Smooth-billed Ani, a common resident of subtropical and tropical savannas in southern Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Hopefully pictures to follow.

Directions: From Florida's Turnpike in West Palm Beach, exit at Southern Boulevard/SR 80 (Exit 97).

Th bird has been seen in the southwest corner of the preserve, along the horse trail. Birding the Dry Tortugas, Bahamas, the Caribbean, and all over Florida. Drive west 8 miles to Flying Cow Road.

You are no longer subscribed to this alert. Tours, trips, and much much more. Anis are bizarre, coal-black cuckoos with long floppy tails and unique, very deep and broad-sided bills. Bird was flying around west of berm when we spotted it. Includes both unreviewed and reviewed/approved observations. Smooth-billed is very similar to Groove-billed Ani, but the two species only overlap on a few Caribbean islands, southern Central America, and northern South America.

The Smooth-billed Ani is a large bird, and a member of the cuckoo family.

The Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) is a large near-passerine bird in the cuckoo family. Turn left and drive south 3.5 miles to the parking area (no fee, open sunrise to sunset, wheelchair accessible). This species is a permanent resident in most of its warm habitat. hourly. The smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani) is a large near passerine bird in the cuckoo family. Florida Rare Bird Alert. Ani relocated on Marsh trail berm that runs along AG field. Map. The smooth-billed ani is a large near passerine bird in the cuckoo family. It is a resident breeding species from southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, parts of Central America, south to western Ecuador, Brazil, and northern Argentina.It was introduced to Galápagos around the 1960s and is potentially impacting native and endemic species across the archipelago. The Smooth-billed Ani has proved to have an exceptional capacity for adaptation in a new environment. Save Cancel. They occur in tropical lowlands and foothills, in a variety of open and semiopen habitats.

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Close. It is a resident breeding species from southern Florida, the West Indies, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, south to western Ecuador, Brazil and northern Argentina. The report below shows observations of rare birds in Florida.

Mariel and I just relocated the Smooth-billed Ani that Mike Baranski found earlier in the month! From parking lot, take trail on east side of pavilion. Edit Alert Frequency. […]