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   Groove-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Crotophaga sulcirostris


   Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) - GBAN (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. DATE: Nov 20, 2017 @ 4:29pm, 21 day(s) ago
    I posted some photos to eBird of the GROOVE-BILLED ANI taken yesterday Nov 19, 2017 including photo of a large grasshopper taken by the ani and consumed under a bush.
    
    The ani continues today Nov 20, 2017 in Encinitas Community Park.
    
    Looking at the large orthopteran it appears to be a Gray Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens), commonly found in southwest and sometimes a pest of ornamentals found in parks and gardens. The ani seemed healthy and active clambering around in small ornamental bushes searching them out as food items.
    
    Photos here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40631697
    
    --
    Gary Nunn
    you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn
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  3. a "plea" for timely negative (and positive) reports on mega-rarities LINK
    DATE: Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:43am, 2 year(s) ago
    It was good to see the very recent post earlier today from Adam Searcy
    re: negative news on the Inyo County Groove-billed Ani. Not "good"
    because folks are missing it, mind you, but good because getting timely
    NEGATIVE news on a mega-rarity that many folks might wish to chase from
    long distances away is often of great help in saving them a bunch of
    agony and grief (and wasted time and gas). BUT there seems to be very
    uneven posting of such news, even for the rarest of the rare. In the
    case of this ani, I understand the bird was never seen again yesterday
    at all after about 9AM, despite a good number of people looking all day
    long until dark--but no such negative posting was ever made. At least
    one person who chased it unsuccessfully yesterday in the afternoon had
    to pull strings to get off work, but they probably wouldn't have done so
    if at noon they had heard the bird had gone AWOL for hours. And I don't
    know how many of the folks looking today would have made the trip if
    they knew that it had been missed most of yesterday. (Of course a bird
    like an ani might still be present but still go a missing for hours as
    it sits largely motionless deep in some bush...)
    
    But there was also the same lack of "negative" news for over a full day
    once the Cerulean Warbler earlier this month disappeared. But I think
    the bad news was fairly promptly posted re: the Dusky Warbler when it
    finally left. Etc etc.
    
    So again, it's a mixed bag. And my purpose here is not to single out any
    specific bird, birders, or region. But rather, to encourage folks who
    unfortunately have just missed or are in the process of missing--for an
    appreciable length of time or with a crowd of birders looking--a known
    mega-rarity stakeout, to post that negative news fairly soon. It does
    really help a bunch of other birders.
    
    Such postings are needed primarily for the truly mega-rare, NOT
    typically for every American Redstart and Palm Warbler, and not day
    after day. But the first full day such a rarity is missed, and unless it
    is re-found.
    
    And certainly the posting of "Yes, the bird is still present" positive
    news is also warranted on a DAILY basis for the VERY rare finds for at
    least the first week or so, or through the first full weekend--then
    becoming more 'optional' later on. This also REALLY helps all the
    out-of-town birders contemplating a chase. Such follow-up positive
    reports have also been decidedly uneven over time. I remember last
    winter's Rustic Bunting in San Francisco was WELL reported on a daily
    basis for quite a long period--but it stands out as being one of the
    best examples of such news appearing daily for an appreciable length of
    time.
    
    --Paul Lehman, San Diego
    
    
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  5. No Groove-billed Ani LINK
    DATE: Oct 29, 2015 @ 9:34am, 2 year(s) ago
    Despite 6-8 birders searching, the Ani has NOT been seen as of 0930 this morning.
    
    Grooveless in Coso,
    Adam SearcyCamarillo, CA
    Serpophaga@...
    
    On Oct 27, 2015, at 18:49, Thomasabenson@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    I was able to make it up to see the Groove-billed Ani at Coso Junction this afternoon (Oct 27). It was quite confiding for much of the hour that I was there. I have posted several photos of it on my Flickr page. Thanks to Steve Brad for finding and reporting this bird so quickly, allowing many other to see it.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
    
    
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  7. Groove-billed Ani still present LINK
    DATE: Oct 28, 2015 @ 8:11am, 2 year(s) ago
    The Groove-billed Ani continues this morning (Oct 28) at Coso Junction along Hwy 395 in Inyo County. Brad Singer, Johnny Bovee, and Gary File reporting.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
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  9. Groove-billed Ani photos LINK
    DATE: Oct 28, 2015 @ 6:49pm, 2 year(s) ago
    I was able to make it up to see the Groove-billed Ani at Coso Junction this afternoon (Oct 27). It was quite confiding for much of the hour that I was there. I have posted several photos of it on my Flickr page. Thanks to Steve Brad for finding and reporting this bird so quickly, allowing many other to see it.
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
    
    
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  11. GROOVE-BILLED ANI at Coso Junction in Inyo County LINK
    DATE: Oct 27, 2015 @ 11:06am, 2 year(s) ago
    I just received a phone call that there is a GROOVE-BILLED ANI at the Coso Junction Rest Area on US 395 in Inyo County. The bird is favoring the south end of the the rest area.
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
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  13. California Review List LINK
    DATE: Sep 12, 2006 @ 3:24am, 11 year(s) ago
    The species listed below are on the California Bird Records Committee's
    Review List. These are the birds that should always be reported on Calbirds,
    along with any new State Records. This list was taken from the CBRC website
    @ http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/index.html
    
    Legend
    For species not supported by specimens (93 species):
    P - At least one record supported by identifiable photograph (91
    species)
    V - At least one record supported by identifiable videotape (23
    species)
    T - At least one record supported by identifiable taped vocalization
    (5 species)
    S - Supported only by sight records (3 species)
    
    Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, and Swans
    Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis - P
    Emperor Goose Chen canagica
    Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator - P
    Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus - P
    Falcated Duck Anas falcata - P
    American Black Duck Anas rubripes
    Garganey Anas querquedula
    Baikal Teal Anas formosa
    Common Pochard Aythya ferina - P
    Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - P
    King Eider Somateria spectabilis
    Common Eider Somateria mollissima - P
    Smew Mergellus albellus - PV
    
    Gaviidae - Loons
    Arctic Loon Gavia arctica - PV
    Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
    
    Podicipedidae - Grebes
    Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
    
    Diomedeidae - Albatrosses
    Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta - P
    Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata - PV
    Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans - P
    Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus
    
    Procellariidae - Shearwaters and Petrels
    Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera - PV
    Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata
    Dark-rumped Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia/sandwichensis - PV
    Stejneger's Petrel Pterodroma longirostris - P
    Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii - P
    Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
    Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea - P
    Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis - P
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus - P
    Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus - PV
    Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis - PV
    
    Hydrobatidae - Storm-Petrels
    Ringed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma hornbyi - P
    Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tethys
    
    Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
    White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus - P
    Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda - P
    
    Sulidae - Boobies and Gannets
    Masked Booby Sula dactylatra - P
    Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
    Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
    Red-footed Booby Sula sula
    
    Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
    Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus - P
    
    Anhingidae - Darters
    Anhinga Anhinga anhinga - P
    
    Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
    Great Frigatebird Fregata minor - P
    
    Ardeidae - Herons, Bitterns, and Allies
    Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
    
    Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills
    White Ibis Eudocimus albus
    Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus - P
    Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja
    
    Cathartidae - New World Vultures
    Black Vulture Coragyps atratus - P
    
    Accipitridae - Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies
    Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
    Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus - P
    Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
    
    Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons
    Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway - PV
    Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
    
    Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
    Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica
    
    Charadriidae - Lapwings and Plovers
    American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
    Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus - P
    Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii - PV
    Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
    Piping Plover Charadrius melodus - P
    Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus - PV
    
    Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers
    American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
    
    Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
    Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus - PV
    Gray-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes - P
    Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus - P
    Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia - PV
    Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
    Little Curlew Numenius minutus - P
    Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis - PV
    Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica - P
    Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
    Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis - P
    Little Stint Calidris minuta
    Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta - P
    White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
    Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
    Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
    American Woodcock Scolopax minor - P
    
    Laridae - Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
    Little Gull Larus minutus
    Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus - P
    Belcher's Gull Larus belcheri - PV
    Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
    Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides - P
    Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus - PV
    Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus - P
    Swallow-tailed Gull Creagrus furcatus - P
    Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris
    Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea - P
    Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus -
    Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus - S
    White-winged Tern Gelochelidon nilotica - PV
    Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis - P
    
    Alcidae - Auks, Murres, and Puffins
    Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
    Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
    Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris
    Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula
    Least Auklet Aethia pusilla
    Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella
    
    Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves
    Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis - PV
    
    Cuculidae - Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis
    Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
    Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris - P
    
    Strigidae - Typical Owls
    Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
    
    Caprimulgidae - Goatsuckers
    Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
    Buff-collared Nightjar Caprimulgus ridgwayi
    
    Apodidae - Swifts
    White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris - S
    
    Trochilidae - Hummingbirds
    Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus - P
    Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris - P
    Xantus's Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii - P
    Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps - P
    Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae - P
    Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens - P
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
    
    Picidae - Woodpeckers and Allies
    Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
    
    Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers
    Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
    Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens - PT
    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
    Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum -
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
    Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi - PVT
    Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
    Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris - PV
    Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii - PT
    Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris - PVT
    Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana - P
    
    Laniidae - Shrikes
    Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus - P
    
    Vireonidae - Vireos
    White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus - PT
    Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
    Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
    Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
    
    Corvidae - Crows and Jays
    Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
    
    Alaudidae - Larks
    Sky Lark Alauda arvensis - P
    
    Hirundinidae - Swallows
    Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva - P
    
    Troglodytidae - Wrens
    Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis - PT
    
    Sylviidae - Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers
    Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata - P
    Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
    Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis - P
    
    Turdidae - Thrushes
    Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus - P
    Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
    Stonechat Saxicola torquata - P
    Veery Catharus fuscescens - P
    Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
    Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
    Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus - PV
    Rufous-backed Robin Turdus rufopalliatus - P
    
    Mimidae - Mockingbirds and Thrashers
    Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
    
    Motacillidae - Wagtails and Pipits
    Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis - P
    Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea - P
    White Wagtail Motacilla alba - P
    Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni - P
    Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
    
    Parulidae - Wood-Warblers
    Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
    Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
    Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia
    Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
    Grace's Warbler Dendroica graciae
    Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
    Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
    Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus
    Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
    Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
    Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
    Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
    
    Thraupidae - Tanagers
    Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
    
    Emberizidae - Emberizids
    Cassin's Sparrow Aimophila cassinii
    Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla - P
    Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
    Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
    Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus - PV
    Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - P
    Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica - P
    Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
    
    Cardinalidae - Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies
    Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus - P
    Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor
    
    Icteridae - Blackbirds
    Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
    Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
    Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus
    
    Fringillidae - Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies
    Brambling Fringilla montifringilla - PV
    Black Rosy-Finch Leucosticte atrata
    White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera - S
    Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
    
    Thanks!
    
    Douglas Aguillard
    San Diego, CA
    doug@...
    http://sdbirds.basiclink.com
    
    
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