Greater Ani
Rhytipterna simplex
The Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) occurs in the forests of South America, mainly east of the Andes, from Venezuela and Columbia to areas of Brazil, Boliva and northern Argentina. The shot here was taken from a small boat along the Rio Sucusari near Explornapo Lodge, Departmento de Loreto, Peru, in July 2006. The image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.