Wednesday, September 7, 2016


The Limpkin (Scientific name - Aramus guarauna) is a unique bird found in South America and as far north as Florida. It is a large brown bird somewhat resembling an Ibis or spoonbill, but are more closely related to rails and cranes. It forages in the swamps for molluscs with it's main diet being of apple snails. It has a distinct cry which has caused it to be known as the crying bird in some areas. The Limpkin has a long, slightly down curved bill, a long neck and long legs. Photos taken at Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee, Florida in August 2016.

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