crying bird
Limpkin Limp"kin (l[i^]mp"k[i^]n), n. (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus {Aramus}, intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species ({Aramus giganteus}) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other ({Aramus scolopaceus}) is found in South America. Called also {courlan}, and {crying bird}. [1913 Webster]

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