Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LIMPKIN LIMERICKS

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Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published on the 7th and 21st of each month features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and beyond. Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, © Cherie Pittillo

Limpkin Aramus guarauna  Carao (Spanish)

Limpkin

Limpkin

 

 

 

I’ve never seen a Limpkin tongue,

And I never hope to be one,

But I can tell you anyway,

That I saw it this foggy day,

So I’d rather see than be one.

 

 

 

 

 

The Limpkin tongue reminds me of a toothpick

The Limpkin tongue reminds me of a toothpick

When a Limpkin calls, the tongue is easy to see

When a Limpkin calls, the tongue is easy to see

 

When the Limpkin calls, the mouth is wide     

And the tongue slides from side to side

But when the limpkin begins to yawn

Especially at the light of dawn

The limpkin tongue shyly hides inside

As the Limpkin calls, the tongue moves to the side

As the Limpkin calls, the tongue moves to the side

Now the Limpkin tongue is on the other side

Now the Limpkin tongue is on the other side

And now the Limpkin slides it to and fro

And now the Limpkin slides it to and fro

During a yawn, the tongue stays inside the mouth

During a yawn, the tongue stays inside the mouth

 

For more details about the Limpkin, even though some are tongue-in-cheek, here is the link to an earlier column:

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2013/01/backyard-birding-in-merida-and-beyond-what-bird-is-that-limpkin/

Go discover the outdoors, you won’t be bored!

 

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