The Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) ranges from Central Texas to North Chile and Northwest Argentina. It is found in savannas, plantations, pastures, lawns and open woods. Adults are 30 cm (12 inches) in height and 80 g in weight.
Entirely black, with scaly iridescence on head and breast. Wings and tail glossed with dark blue. Bill, facial skin and legs black. Flocks of up to 15 birds and sometimes lives in pairs. Eats insects like grasshoppers, lizards and frogs and berries.