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.
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.