Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani L.), a New Species of Bird for Ohio

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) Science Article 2

abstract

A smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani L.) is reported from Ohio for the first time. The specimen(CMNH 68471) also represents the first inland state record for the United States. Confirmation of specificidentity was obtained because of the significance of the record and some equivocal characteristics of thespecimen. Care in field identification of extralimital anis is suggested

E. BRUCE MCLEAN, ANDREW M. WHITE, AND TIMOTHY O. MATSON, OHIO J. SCI. 95 (5): 335-336, 1995

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