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Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Description:

Length: 8.75 inches, Medium-sized long-legged shorebird with a fairly long, thin, straight bill. This spotting has what looks like a deformed bill. Bill length is roughly the length of the head. Legs are a fairly bright yellow. Head and neck pale, streaked sparsely with brown breast, and to a lesser extent, flanks, streaked and spotted with gray-brown. Dark brown back with pale flecks and feather edges Buff notches on wing feathers appear as white spots on back. White tail is crossed with thin black bars. Juvenile similar to basic-plumaged adult Sexes similar

Habitat:

Found in a wetland area, with Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Killdeer, Muskrats, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks.

Notes:

This bird looks very similar to both the Greater Yellowlegs ( Tringa melanoleuca ) and the Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

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11 Comments

VichenteIbañeez
VichenteIbañeez 8 years ago

beautiful!

U should put it on the mission:Birds Of the World!!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful series!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Mayra, Hrvoje, and Nuwan

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Lovely!

HrvojeBrzica
HrvojeBrzica 9 years ago

Great details

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

great details of this beautiful bird !!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you so very much for your kind words, Alice, and Luis. This is a bird that has not had that many spottings on Project Noah compared to other birds. I was thrilled when I was able to spot it, and get quality photos of it.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great series

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Superb!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks so much Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Those sure are yellow legs! Nice series.

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Mequon, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Aug 21, 2012

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