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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

General Description: Limpkins (Aramus guarauna) are medium-sized, somewhat secretive wading birds of freshwater marshes and swamps with a brown body heavily marked with large white-speckles. The legs are long, and and orangish bill is long and decurved.

Taxonomy: Gruiformes, Aramidae.

Favored Habitat: Freshwater marshes and swamps.

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

Where to Find: Don't look for Limpkins around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in peninsular Florida and south through the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Comments: Limpkins feed primarily on apple snails, also freshwater mussels, and often they can be approached quite closely.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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