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Limpkin: Aramidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, LIMPKINS AND PEOPLE

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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