Smooth billed ani

We saw several of these birds near the ecolodge at Milpe just outside of Mindo, Ecuador. Another rainy day shot.



I checked and the lodge and staff were not affected by the recent earthquake that devastated parts of Ecuador.

Crotophaga ani
Like other anis, the Smooth-billed Ani lives in small groups of one to five breeding pairs, and up to seventeen individuals. They defend a single territory and lay their eggs in one communal nest. All group members incubate the eggs and care for the young.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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