Limpkin (adult) Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Palm Beach County FL April 2011 Jeff Skrentny IMG_3083
I saw 1
Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL. April 2012.
The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, 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...