There are two types of anis found in North America. The Smooth-billed Ani is the largest of these two species. This bird is found in small numbers, slowly disappearing from the North American continent. Now only found in southern tip of Florida. The Groove-billed Ani has all of the same characters and apperance as the Smooth-billed Ani, the only different is its smaller bill and slightly smaller size in body. This bird is common in the southern ranges of Texas into Mexico. Close attention to these birds and their calls is needed to distinguish them apart.
Anis are found in weedy areas and shrubs, where they hunt for insects, sometime eating fruits. These birds are not strong fliers, usually seen in flight with slow flopping wings and gliding.
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