Limpkin

Bay Photos by Donna

I almost missed this tropical bird, a Limpkin, foraging a freshwater swamp.

Although it resembles herons and ibises in general form, the Limpkin is generally considered to be more closely related to rails and cranes.

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Limpkin

The Limpkin was hunting for apple snails (its favorite), frogs, lizards, and crustaceans.

Limpkin foraging

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“Fluffin’ the Feathers”

Although it resembles herons and ibises in general form, the Limpkin is generally considered to be more closely related to rails and cranes.

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Limpkin

— Photos taken in Big Cypress National Preserve.

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