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Limpkin

Aramus guarauna

Description:

Adult limpkin waded in a marsh, likely in search of food. Its white head and neck feathers contrast with a background of chocolate-colored feathers.

Habitat:

It was seen in the south Florida wetlands within Everglades National Park.

Notes:

The limpkin’s range extends from Florida all the way down to Argentina. It is the only extant member of Aramus.

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8 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 months ago

Thanks so much for your comments, Dawn! :)

Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 10 months ago

Thank you for sharing your information.

Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 10 months ago

That's a cool looking Limpkin.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 months ago

Neil, you’re right... that possibility is quite scary but I found that the pythons are elusive. I think people have come across them more often at night, unlike your cool daytime spottting! Someday, I’d love to visit Aussieland; Kakadu sounds wiiiild.

Thank you, Tukup. Hope the mosquitoes aren’t bothering you too much lately, lol.

Tukup
Tukup 10 months ago

Nice series Mauna. I can identify with the mosquito problem. Thanks.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

I think I'd be more worried about those industrial-strength Burmese pythons that live there. They would worry me more than even alligators would. We have a similar wetlands area here called Kakadu.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 months ago

Thank you, Neil! It was a lovely experience, minus the gigantic mosquitoes! Still highly recommend.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Deep in the Everglades - what an amazing place that must be. Wonderful spotting, mauna.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Florida, USA

Lat: 25.67, Long: -80.76

Spotted on Dec 20, 2015
Submitted on Apr 28, 2019

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