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Limpkin perched in the marsh- Viera Wetlands, Florida

September 6, 2013

Limpkin – (Aramus guarauna) photographed at one of the best birding and bird photography spots in Florida, Viera Wetlands.

Limpkin in the marsh photographed at Viera Wetlands, Florida using Canon EOS 7D and 500mm f/4 IS lens - Bird and Nature Photography

Photograph captured with a Canon 7D camera and 500mm f/4 lens – for larger view and EXIF data, please click on the image

For a close-up shot, please follow this link: http://www.greggard.com/misc-birds/e6c98d584

Interesting facts about Limpkin:

– The Limpkin’s bill is uniquely adapted to foraging on apple snails. The closed bill has a gap just before the tip that makes the bill act like tweezers. The tip itself is often curved slightly to the right so it can be slipped into the right-handed chamber of the snail

– The Limpkin is the only member of its taxonomic family. Although it resembles herons and ibises in general form, the Limpkin is generally considered to be more closely related to rails and cranes

– In the 1800s, European settlers noted that the Limpkin was so tame that it could sometimes be caught on the nest

source: Cornell Lab

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  1. September 6, 2013 5:17 pm

    lovely

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