Limpkin Images, Facts and Information:
- Limpkins are large, long-legged, long necked brown birds with bright white spots that have long, slight decurved bills.
- Limpkins are the only member of their taxonomic family and are closely related to rails and cranes.
- Limpkins can be found in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Florida.
- Their preferred habitat includes brushy and wooded freshwater swamps and marshes.
- The main prey item of Limpkins are apple snails but they will also consume frogs, other mollusks and insects.
- Limpkins are a Species of Special Concern in Florida due to habitat destruction and drainage of the marshes.
- Limpkins lay 3 to 8 eggs which hatch in 27 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of limpkins is known as a “hobbling” of limpkins.
- Limpkins can live up to 12 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Limpkin photos.