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Aramus the Limpkin

1 month ago   |   By Ornithology

As it walks in its marshy habitat, its ungainly stride makes it look as if the bird is limping, hence the common name of Limpkin. Aramus , the genus name, comes from the Greek meaning sword and the species name guarauna from a Tupi language and meaning marsh bird. And indeed the Limpkin is a marsh bird with a beak like a sword. The only species in its family, Aramidae, the Limpkin is found in southern Georgia and Florida, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Limpkins are closely related to the Rallidae and Gruidae families, the two otherrfamilies making up the order...
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