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Smooth-billed Ani  Crotophaga ani,Geotagged,Smooth-billed ani,Spring,Trinidad and Tobago,beak,black,large Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Wow, that bill, what a cool and weird bird. Posted 4 years ago

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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.

This common and conspicuous species has greatly benefited from deforestation. This species is called "el pijul" in Venezuelan folklore. It is mentioned in the popular Veracruz song "El Pijul".

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
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Uploaded Jul 3, 2015. Captured May 28, 2015 11:33 in Sixth Avenue, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/8.0
  • 1/350s
  • ISO560
  • 300mm