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Limpkin - Aramus guarauna Caño Negro, Costa Rica. Aramus guarauna,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Limpkin,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

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The Limpkin, "Aramus guarauna", 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".

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 25, 2021. Captured Apr 12, 2014 19:20 in Ruta 138 / Upala - CaƱo Negro - Los Chiles, Provincia de Alajuela, Los Chiles, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO500
  • 300mm