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Limpkins

Order: Gruiformes
Suborder: Grui
Family: Aramidae
Genus: Aramus
Species: Aramus guarauna

Aramus guarauna is the only species in the family (=monotypic)
Its current taxonomic status is based on DNA data and supercedes older morphologic classifications.

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Florida

Shark Valley

Limpkin sitting

limpkin


Shark Valley
November 28, 2012
Canon 50D

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Limpkin close-up

limpkin


Shark Valley
November 28, 2012
Canon 50D

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Why they are called limp-kins

limpkin

Limpkin following alligator attack

November 28, 2012
Shark Valley

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Green Cay

Limpkin in duckweed

limpkin


Green Cay
March 30, 2009

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Last modified: February 7, 2014
Created: November 29, 2012