Photo of Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) taken by Kevin Easley on Jan 23, 2010 in Tortuguero.
On Jan 19, 2010 Daryl Loth of Casa Marbella found a lone Greater Ani in Tortuguero in the park along the Rio Tortuguero about 400 m north of the entrance to Canos Harold, Chequero y Mora. This is the second appearance of this species in Costa Rica. The first time a lone bird was seen for several months in late 2004-early 2005 in this same area. Before this first sighting the species had not been reported west of central Panama.