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The smooth-billed ani is a mid-sized species, larger on average than the groove-billed ani but smaller than the greater ani. It measures 30–36 cm in length and weighs 71–133 g. The adult is mainly flat black, with a long tail, deep ridged black bill and a brown iris. The flight is weak and wobbly, but the bird runs well and usually feeds on the ground.
In a field with some trees close to Canaima Lagoon. Near jungle, savanna, mountains (Tepui) and rivers.
This bird was in a flock of 6/7 birds. I noticed them as they were kind of noisy in their flapping about in the trees.
Lat: 6.24, Long: -62.85
Spotted on Jan 3, 2018
Submitted on Jan 23, 2018
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