Limpkin are known for eating the freshwater apple snail, Ampullariidae. But it turns out they eat other mollusks using their specialized beak.
This water outflow is near the maintenance facility at Orlando Wetlands, and provided a buffet of choices for this diligent Limpkin.
The green kerchief on his head is a leaf that stuck when he plunged his head into the water.
Orlando Wetlands, Florida
April 12, 2022
10 thoughts on “Limpkin Feeding on Mollusks”
Very nice 👏👏👏👏
I love the colors in these images. Looks like a watercolor painting, which, in essence, it is. So cute with the green kerchief 🙂
The colors of the clam shells were pretty interesting. I would have liked to get them from a different angle, but no place to put my feet!
Very nice! I like the kerchief effect too 😊
Thanks, Belinda! I thought he would try to shake it off, but he just kept moving.
These are amazing photos!
Thank you, so glad that you liked them and thanks for stopping by!
Absolutely! I started following you, so I can keep up with your photos.
Great, happy to have you along!