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limpkin Limpkins are found in freshwater marshes and swamps and along lakes, streams, and rivers where apple snails are common.
 
Limpkin nests have been found in treetops, shrubs, tall grasses, and on floating vegetation. Breeding sites may be abandoned if the food supply runs low or if there is human disturbance.
 
Limpkins are a species of special concern. While having made a comeback after hunting seriously reduced the population, Limpkins' dependence on the apple snail remains problematic.

 
name area season diet/native food plants
LimpkinCSSpSuFW-Bapple snails*, mollusks
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

 
 
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