Monday, June 13, 2016

Limpkin

L ... is for Limpkin  



Uncommon, local, and inconspicuous in wooded and brushy swamps; usually seen walking with a slow strolling gait along edges of ponds or streams searching edges of ponds or streams searching through water for apple snails and other mollusks. Usually solitary. Large size dark brown color with white spots, long black leg and long bill distinctive. Wing beats floppy, with quick flicking upstroke.

Very wild-sounding, haunting, loud scream or wail with some rattling overtones; heard mainly at night, when wailing resounds through swamp.

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