Order: Gruiformes | Family: Aramidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brasil
Age: Adult and Chicks | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Amazonian, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Central Florida
Status: The Limpkin is uncommon in the Amazonian lowlands where it is always associated with water. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Carrao.
Sub-species: Limpkin (Aramus guarauna guarauna) Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Aramus: Gr. Aramos= A kind of heron mentioned by Hesychius. guarauna: Tupi (Brazilian) Indian name for a marshbird.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 7/09/2014.