Ani, Groove-billed bird picturesGROOVE-BILLED ANI
384. Crotophaga sulcirostris. 14.5 inches
Anis are fairly abundant in southern Texas along the Rio Grande.
Like all the members of the family of Cuckoos, their nesting habits are very irregular; ofttimes a number of them will unite and form one large nest in a bush, in which all deposit their eggs. The eggs are bluish-green, covered with a white chalky deposit (1.25 x .95).