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Groove-billed Ani

Image # 1D2_04974

Tortuguero Park River/Canals


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 1000, f/5.6, 1/800 second

Manual Exposure, 550EX/BB at -1 2/3 EV

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


Everybody else was shooting an Anhinga that was perched with its wings spread, fairly close to the boat, when I spotted several of these Ani posing on some more distant branches. Obviously not a colorful bird, but beautiful in its own way, with the grooves on its bill lending interest.