both male and female were observed
A Limpkin uses its 1m wingspan to take off from a wetland on the Rupununi savannah.
Rupununi savannah, Karanambu Lodge, Karanambu Ranch, North Rupununi, Guyana, South America.
foraging along the road edge, Viera Wetlands (wastewater treatment settling ponds)
This record gleaned from field journals I kept between 1968 and 2002. The first 6500+ records I posted on iNat had photo documentation, but now I am posting these records which do not have photos just to provide the data point for the species and location as best as I can for the historical record. I will also add a number to represent the approximate number of individuals of this species I recorded on the given day if more than one. My lifer Limpkin.
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...