Monday, February 1, 2010

Groove-billed Ani

The Groove-billed Ani is an all-black member of the cuckoo family. At first glance, in my own experience, you walk right past this bird, giving it the "oh, you are just a grackle", then you find out differently and pay attention next time. Closer inspection of this bird was really cool to see! Their bills are enormous!


Chris said...

It is a beautiful bird and you are right, the bill is huge!! Funny to see also that they do not wear more colors... They are pitch dark black! fantastic birds indeed... you got really nice pictures of them and I love the first one on which they seem to discuss!

Montanagirl said...

I agree with Chris, the first one looks like they're having a discussion about something. That bill looks like it could crush things - what do they eat?

Eve said...

They are awesome Hannibal. You're really outdoing yourself with this series of posts!