Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) - 27Dec2015 and 23Jun2016 and 30Dec2016

The Smooth-billed Ani is a prehistoric looking bird that can help illustrate the link between dinosaurs or at least reptiles and birds.  The feathers even look like scales.  This first set of photos is from my trip to Cuba in 2016.

This next set is from Eleuthera in the Bahamas where they are quite common.  If you are not careful the call can be mistaken for the creaking of trees in the wind.  These two photos were taken in December 2015.

The next couple photos are from Loxahatchee NWR just West of Delray.  The photos are not the greatest but they satisfy entry on my ABA region listing.  These were taken during a work trip to South Florida in June 2016.

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