Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

Uncommon and local, mostly in Florida swamps and south throughout much of South America east of the Andies. Limpkins are very rare strays to North Carolina. The Limpkin is the only species in its family in the world.
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014

Apple Snails are the favored food of Limpkins

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collier Co., FL
10 Feb 2014

Wet field adjacent to swampy habitat is where these Limpkins were feeding.



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