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Aramus guarauna


The Limpkin is about 28 inches tall. It is brown with white spots and streaks. This year is the first time I have heard its cry (and realized which bird it was coming from). What a haunting sound!


Swamps and marshes. Spotted near a lake at a local park.


The Limpkin is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA.

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Seminole, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 22, 2012

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