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    ID Info
    Silhouette LimpkinsLimpkins


    Aramus guarauna
    • ORDER: Gruiformes
    • FAMILY: Aramidae
    Basic Description

    An unusual bird of southern swamps and marshes, the Limpkin reaches the northern limits of its breeding range in Florida. There, it feeds almost exclusively on apple snails, which it extracts from their shells with its long bill. Its screaming cry is unmistakable and evocative.

    More ID Info
    image of range map for LimpkinRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
    Other Names
    • Carrao (Spanish)
    • Courlan brun (French)
    • Cool Facts