Limpkin

The limpkin (also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird), Aramus guarauna, 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, wi...
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Limpkin

• (n.) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus, intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species (A. giganteus) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other (A. scolopaceus) is found in South America. Called also courlan, and crying bird.Limpkin: words...
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limpkin

<ornithology> Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus, intermediate between the cranes and rails. ... The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species (A. Giganteus) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other (A. Scolopaceus) is found in South America. ... Synonym: courlan, and crying bird. ...
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limpkin

(species Aramus guarauna), large swamp bird of the American tropics, sole member of the family Aramidae (order Gruiformes). The bird is about 70 cm ... [2 related articles]
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limpkin

Aramus pictus noun wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
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Limpkin

Limp'kin (lĭmp'kĭn) noun (Zoology) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus , intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species ( A. giganteus ) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; ...
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limpkin

Caribbean crane-like bird
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limpkin

limpkin or courlan (koor'lun) , common terms for a long-legged, nonmigratory marsh bird, considered the connecting evolutionary link between the crane and the rail. They have a cranelike skeletal structure, but their digestive system, as well as their nesting habits and behavior, is raillike. Th...
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limpkin

[n] - wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
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