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    • Aramus guarauna
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    • Carao
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    • Limpkin
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    • LIMP

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Recent observations

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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anudibranchmom

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August 1, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

July 15, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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miguel-a-m

Date

June 16, 2015

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Observado en una Aguada en la zona de amortiguamiento de la Reserva de la Biosfera Calakmul

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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caymannature

Date

April 10, 2010

Description

This Limpkin was frequently seen feeding on the larvae of the Japanese Beetle - a major lawn pest, and on invasive garden snails in Webster’s Estate, George Town. Vagrant to Grand Cayman, April to May. Photo: Ann Stafford, April 11, 2010.
Birds of the Cayman Islands 2013 by Patricia E. Bradley and Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, p.106.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101164065346884869793/CaymanWildlife

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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nicoolejnik

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March 20, 2011

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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finatic

Date

July 17, 2015 11:15 AM PDT

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Palm Beach County, Florida, US

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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finatic

Date

July 17, 2015 11:16 AM PDT

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Palm Beach County, Florida, US

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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lamp

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July 15, 2015 01:59 PM EDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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erendiracanales

Date

July 14, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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lisalundgren9

Date

July 5, 2015

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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billmiky

Date

November 10, 2013
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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.