Friday, November 27, 2015

Limpkin with Apple Snails

Limpkin with Apple Snails
Limpkin with Apple Snails

An unusual bird of southern swamps and marshes, the Limpkin reaches the northern limits of its breeding range in Florida. There, it feeds almost exclusively on apple snails, which it extracts from their shells with its long bill. Its screaming cry is unmistakable and evocative. Photograph taken at Loxahatchee NWR, Florida.