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WE are very proud to write the following art group has featured our "Limpkin - Aramus Guaraun" image:
1 = Image That Excites You: 8/15/2018
2 = Wildlife ONE A DAY: 8/15/2018
3 = Just Perfect: 8/15/2018
4 = Wild Birds of the World - A Nature Photography Group: 8/16/2018
5 = Poetic Poultry: 8/17/2018
6 = USA Photographers ONLY: 8/17/2018
7 = FAA Portrait - Birds: 8/18/2018
8 = A Birding Groups - Wings: 8/21/2018
9 = Your Very Best Photography: 8/22/2018
10 = Coastal Waterbirds: 8/23/2018
11 = Pin Me - Daily: 9/04/2018
On August 11, 2018 Deb & I finally had the pleasure of taking our Old Town twin seats Heron kayak back to the beautiful Wacissa Springs/River located east of Tallahassee, Florida about 20 or so miles.
The Wacissa is fed by many underground springs and flows south toward the Gulf of Mexico. The water is always crystal clear and is shallow along each side and for some distance toward the middle, which always attracts a large number of wading type birds.
This day, though, we were very happy to come upon a bird we had never seen on the Wacissa, which is this perched Limpkin. There is an island not far from the head of the river, which is where we found this Limpkin perched on a tree limb just enjoying the sunshine and relaxing. It did not seem to be bothered by us and we did not try getting too close as to disturb it.
Deb had the pleasure of capturing this image using her Canon 7D Mark II camera along with a Canon 100-400mm "L" lens aided with a 1.4 extender to further the camera's image reaching power. Now for a few interesting facts about this species according to Wikipedia.
The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, 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. Its name derives from its seeming limp when it walks.
The limpkin is a somewhat large bird, 64–73 cm (25–29 in) long, with a wingspan of 101–107 cm (40–42 in). Body mass ranges from 900 to 1,300 g (2.0 to 2.9 lb), averaging 1,080 g (2.38 lb). The males are slightly larger than the females in size, but there is no difference in plumage. Its plumage is drab—dark brown with an olive luster above. The feathers of the head, neck, wing coverts, and much of the back and underparts (except the rear) are marked with white, making the body look streaked and the head and neck light gray. It has long, dark-gray legs and a long neck. Its bill is long, heavy, and downcurved, yellowish bill with a darker tip. The bill is slightly open near but not at the end to give it a tweezers-like action in removing snails from their shells, and in many individuals the tip curves slightly to the right, like the apple snails' shells. The white markings are slightly less conspicuous in first-year birds. Its wings are broad and rounded and its tail is short. It is often confused with the immature American white ibis.
This bird is easier to hear than see. Its common vocalization is a loud wild wail or scream with some rattling quality, represented as "kwEEEeeer or klAAAar." This call is most often given at night and at dawn and dusk. It has been used for jungle sound effects in Tarzan films and for the hippogriff in the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Other calls include "wooden clicking", clucks, and in alarm, a "piercing bihk, bihk...".
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Bill and Deb Hayes
August 15th, 2018
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