Table

 

Groove-billed Ani – Accepted

1. 04–16 Nov 1974

HY

vic. Lakeview RIV

1976-035

3

ph., cover AB 29(1), Roberson (1980)

2. 13–17 Sep 1978

 

Anaheim ORA

1979-023

5

ph.

3. 25 Oct 1986

 

Seeley IMP

1987-040

12

 

4. 14–15 Oct 1988

 

Galileo Hill KER

1988-284

13

ph.

5. 30 Sep–18 Oct 1992

HY

vic. Palo Verde Dam RIV

1992-261

18

ph., AB 47:158

6. 22–23 Oct 1992

HY

Baker SBE

1992-291

18

ph.

7. 23 Oct 1992

HY

Red Cloud Wash RIV

1993-018

18

 

8. 08 Nov–30 Dec 1992

HY

El Monte/Whittier LA

1992-302

18

 

9. 13 Apr–08 Jun 1993

SY

Goleta SBA

1993-085

19

Fig. 327, ph., AB 47:469, Erickson & Terrill (1996)

10. 02 Dec 1995–04 May 1996

HY

Wilmington LA

1995-125

21

ph., FN 50:224

11. 04 Oct 1998

 

Desert Center RIV

1998-155

24

 

 

Groove-billed Ani – Not submitted

23 Oct 1998

 

Zzyzx SBE

 

 

NAB 53:104

 

 

 

 

 

Figures

Image3131.TIF

Figure 327. This first-spring Groove-billed Ani, photographed on 28 May 1993 in Goleta, Santa Barbara County, was known to be present there from 13 April to 8 June. The species had staged a minor incursion into southern California the previous fall (1993-095; Don DesJardin).

 

 

 

 

 

Groove-billed Ani

GROOVE-BILLED ANI Crotophaga sulcirostris Swainson, 1827

Accepted: 11 (100%)

Treated in Appendix H: no

Not accepted: 0

CBRC review: all records

Not submitted/reviewed: 1

Color image: none

This member of the cuckoo family breeds from southern Texas and southern Sonora south across most of Middle America—formerly including the Cape District of Baja California Sur—and along the northern and western coasts of South America. The species is partially nomadic, with birds wandering regularly in fall and winter along the Gulf coast east to Florida, casually west to southern California, and accidentally north to South Dakota, Minnesota, northern Ontario, and New Jersey. Vagrants have also been recorded on the Islas Revillagigedo.

California’s first Groove-billed Ani was a first-fall bird present 4–16 November 1974 along the San Jacinto River near Lakeview, Riverside County. The species has now been recorded eight times as a fall vagrant (13 September–16 November) and at least twice during winter (8 November–4 May). In addition, a bird present from 13 April to 8 June 1993 in Goleta, Santa Barbara County (Figure 327), probably arrived during the fall of 1992 as part of an influx that accounts for nearly half of the state’s records. This record and one from Galileo Hill in eastern Kern County are the state’s northernmost. Southern California’s several records generally conform to the broader pattern established in the Southwest, where most Groove-billed Anis are found between early September and late December with a peak in October (Mlodinow and Karlson 1999).