A-Z Challenge – L is for Limpkin


Limpkins are brown and white birds with a very loud piercing call. They are a tropical wetland bird that resembles herons and egrets, however they are more closely related to rails and cranes. They supposedly got their name from early European settlers because their gait looks more like a limp. They live and hunt in shallow freshwater swamp forests, wetlands, ponds, lakes and marshes. They stalk and eat apple snails, day and night. The male usually selects the nesting site by pulling at the vegetation around the spot and calling softly. Even softly, it is a high pitched sound; only quieter.

Possible nesting site

This is my first time participating in April Blogging from A-Z Challenge. As a birder and photographer, I will be sharing a new bird with you every day. I host a weekly photo challenge called Bird Weekly and would love for you to stop by anytime. Join in if that is your thing too.

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