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    • Aramus guarauna
  • Spanish
    • Carao
  • English
    • Limpkin
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • LIMP

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Recent observations

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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pipoca1730

Date

January 28, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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cayce

Date

April 1, 2015

Description

Loved seeing this mother Limpkin with her two chicks. Here she is with one of them as she hunts snails.

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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Aramus guarauna

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seanhiggins

Date

May 15, 2015

Description

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Pasture just north of the bridge entering town...
Note the snail in beak...

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Carao Aramus guarauna

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julio

Date

May 12, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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paulcools

Date

February 10, 2010

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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jmoralesrbpc

Date

February 15, 2015 07:20 AM CST

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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jmoralesrbpc

Date

February 12, 2015 07:18 AM CST

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Carao Aramus guarauna

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julio

Date

May 9, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Global Big Day.

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limpkin Aramus guarauna

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salvatoredv

Date

May 4, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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gceballos

Date

May 2, 2015 08:00 AM CDT

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Carao Aramus guarauna

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erendiracanales

Date

May 3, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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eolanp

Date

May 1, 2015 06:43 PM CDT

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Description from Wikipedia

The Limpkin (also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird), Aramus guarauna, is a bird that looks like a large rail but is skeletally closer to cranes. It is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with the diet dominated by apple snails of the genus Pomacea. Its name derives from...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.