Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Today's Bird: The Groove Billed Ani

Today's shared bird between Peru and North America is the Groove-Billed Ani.  I've had a killer time trying to get a good picture of one. They only live in south Texas in the summer.  They like the heat and sun, so if you're not sweating, you're probably not looking at an Ani.  They're medium sized, black birds with a big, dinosaur-like bill.  They spend a lot of time rustling around in trees since they're extremely shy.  They don't move fast and once they've found a spot with enough sun, they'll sit totally still even if that means that no one will be able to see them...

I managed to take this picture at Resaca de la Palma State Park on May 26, 2012.

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