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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) I'm not 100% sure of the identification of this bird, but I suspect it is a Limpkin. Captured in the Pantanal, it's the only photo I have of this specie. Aramus guarauna,Brazil,Limpkin,Pantanal Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

I'm not 100% sure of the identification of this bird, but I suspect it is a Limpkin. Captured in the Pantanal, it's the only photo I have of this specie.

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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 DragonC
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 6, 2011. Captured Dec 6, 2011 20:09.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1600
  • 500mm