|Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
Chilean name: Matacaballos
|Chile & Honduras
The Groove-billed Ani is distributed from Texas and Mexico through Central America to South America along the Caribbean coast to Guyana and along the Pacific coast to northern Chile. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in secondary growth scrub and other disturbed habitats as well as pastures and farmland.
It is black with a long, round-tipped tail and a large, laterally flattened bill with grooves but no hump at the base as is found on the bill of Smooth-billed Ani C. ani.
It feeds on insects, small lizards, seeds and berries and is often found in association with cattle and sheep.
|Although it is a cuckoo it is not a brood parasite. They live and nest in groups and several females may lay in one nest.|
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