Ani Male Apparently Killed by Other Anis while Attempting to Parasitize Nest

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) Science Article 1


On 11 April 1981 I collected a dead male Smoothbilled Ani (Crotophagan i) under the nest tree of an ani group on Virginia Key, Dade County, Florida. The color-banded male was apparently killed by a anis while he and his mate attempted to parasitize their nest.

ROBERT K. LOFLIN, The Auk 99: 787-788

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