Quantcast

Aramus Reference Libraries

Page 1 of about 1 Articles
Limpkin
2008-04-28 18:03:34

The Limpkin (Aramus guarauna), commonly known as Carrao, Courlan, or Crying Bird, is a bird that is found in marshes with some trees or scrub in the Caribbean, South America and southern Florida, USA. The Limpkin is 26inches long with a 40 inch wingspan. It is drably plumaged brown with a grayer head and neck. It has long legs and neck, and a long, yellowish bill. It feeds on small aquatic...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'