BIRDS of THE WORLD - An Online Bird Book
Family Aramidae: Limpkins
Gruiformes means "crane-like", The order include 14 species of large cranes, about 145 species of smaller crakes and rails, as well as a variety of families comprising a small number of species.
Guiformes has the following families
This family only has one species. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on mollusks. The male and females look alike, however the
males are slightly larger. The limpkin's call is loud and scream-like.
- 1 species
Limpkin Aramus guarauna
Found: Florida, Mexico to South America, Caribbean
Image by: 1) Adubin 2, 3, 4, 6) Dick Daniels
- Lake Okeechobee, Florida 5, 8) Dick
- Lake Okeechobee 7) Leppyone
1) Juvenile 8) With an Osprey 9) Cristiano Crolle
- River Tigre Delta, Argentina
This family has 3 species. They are named for the trumpeting call of the males. They are dumpy birds with long necks and legs and curved bills and a hunched posture. Their heads are small, but their eyes are relatively large, making them look "good-natured".
Trumpeter, Gray-winged Psophia crepitans
Found: South America
Image by: 1) Dick Daniels
- Sylvan Heights 2, 3) Dick
- the Jacksonville Zoo, Florida 4) Sandy Cole - National Aviary
Trumpeter, Pale-winged Psophia leucoptera
Found: rainforest of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru
Image by: 1) Ajvhan
- Peru 2) Jerry Villone
- Peru 3) Arthur Chapman
3) Gray-winged Trumpeter in foreground, Pale-winged Trumpeter in background.
Trumpeter, Dark-winged Psophia viridis
Found: rainforest of Brazil
Image by: John Keulemans