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Limpkin

Aramus guarauna

Description:

A beautiful, timid and shy, demure wading bird. Brown plumage with white spotting. Long, slightly down turned curved beak, used for filtering water near shore for its favorite food, Apple Snails. Has a call similar to the Sandhill Crane, but slightly higher level.

Habitat:

Often found near water's edge at fresh water wetlands. Can be seen perched in palm trees.

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28 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thanks Luis and PucaK

PucaK
PucaK 6 years ago

Nice spotting! Congratulations!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats James!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you Larry

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Lovely SOTD James! Congrats!!!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you Linda

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you Mark. The folks naming these creatures must have been high or something. Lol

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago


Thank you Ashley. I am very appreciative of the recognition. Over 7500 spottings. This is my third or fourth I believe. Hope to get another before 10k. Lol

LindaAlisto
LindaAlisto 6 years ago

Congratulations !! Beautiful SOTD !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations James.
I love the name of these... goes with Loons... we have sensible bird names like kookaburra and currawong.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats James, this lovely portrait of a Limpkin is our Spotting of the Day!

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James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thanks pamsai

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

nice one, James...

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thanks dcslaugh...it is always nice to be nominated!

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 6 years ago

congrats on your nomination, James!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you Fyn. I appreciate the honor and recognition. Good luck to all those nominated.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thanks Desmond

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

great pictures, reminds of the Virginia Rails, at Bolsa, Chica, CA. shy, and also looks like u'm a little... haha!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you Mark and sunnyjosef

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Lovely spotting James..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Sweet series James.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thanks dcslaugh

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 6 years ago

The circumstance framed the picture well too. That has happened with you before too! Keep up your efforts!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thanks DrNamgya

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2015
Submitted on Sep 2, 2015

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