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The limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

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

El carrao, caraú (Aramus guarauna) es una especie de ave gruiformes, la única especie de la familia Aramidae, propia de zonas húmedas y pantanos con árboles desde Florida y Mexico, el Caribe, México, toda Centroamérica y Sudamérica hasta el norte de Argentina. Está relacionada con las grullas, pero es clasificada en su propia familia.

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Taken on April 25, 2016