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Limpkin: Aramidae - Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, LIMPKINS AND PEOPLE

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Limpkins are found only in the Western Hemisphere, from Florida through most of Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America. They are also in South America east of the Andes mountain range and as far south as central Argentina.


Limpkins generally occur in wetland habitats, including shallow-water areas near ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers.

Limpkins were once hunted for meat, but hunting is no longer common. Now they are important in the tourist industry, attracting birdwatchers in many parts of their range. Limpkins are also important to many local cultures, and are particularly well-known for their powerful wailing cries.


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over 5 years ago

Did you ever find an answer on how to get rid of them? I live on a lake and at least one is keeping me up all night.

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about 6 years ago

HOW DO WE GET RID OF 2 LIMPKINS LIVING BEHIND OUR 4 STORY BUILDING IN BOCA RATON NEAR A LAKE?
THEY ARE KEEPING US ALL AWAKE ALL NIGHT??

THANK YOU

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about 5 years ago

Welcome to my world. we have 2 that carry on day and night. Last night was especially bad. Every 30 seconds one of them was squawking. This is the first year that we have noticed them.
I wish we could encorage them to move along.