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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Apr 9, 2017 Aramus guarauna,Geotagged,Limpkin,Mexico,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Apr 9, 2017

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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 Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 27, 2018. Captured Apr 9, 2017 09:48 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/8.0
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm