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    • Aramus guarauna
  • Spanish
    • 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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mmcmasters

Date

September 24, 2016

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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davidsarkozi

Date

September 9, 2012 01:31 PM CDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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skrentnyjeff

Date

April 19, 2011 02:09 PM CDT

Description

Limpkin (adult) Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Palm Beach County FL April 2011 Jeff Skrentny IMG_3083

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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deibird83

Date

January 6, 2016 04:00 PM MST

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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dawg1013

Date

September 20, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

Description

I saw 1

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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rosewinchester

Date

September 12, 2016 06:22 PM EDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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kevinemetcalf

Date

March 20, 2016 10:52 AM EDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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davidb22

Date

September 8, 2016 11:03 AM EDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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marianacroc15

Date

August 22, 2016 10:59 AM CDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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marykeim

Date

April 17, 2012 11:12 AM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL. April 2012.
Immature.

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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lorax32

Date

September 3, 2016 09:30 AM EDT

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Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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marykeim

Date

January 12, 2013 01:36 PM EST

Description

Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk County, FL, January 2013. Limpkins were common here, as were exotic Island Apple Snails.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

  • Mexico
    Amenazada (A) (Source: Norma Oficial 059)
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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