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Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

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LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

And that should have been recurved bill, not decurved.

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

Thanks. I'd go with Greater Yellowlegs based primarily on the bill length and shape in photo 3.

EricEllison
EricEllison 8 years ago

added a few more shots that hopefully help distinguish it

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

This is a Yellowlegs. It's hard to tell whether it is Greater or Lesser though. To me the bill seems to be just barely 2x the length of the head and appears straight, not slightly decurved. The body doesn't appear to be hefty either so I'm leaning toward Lesser but can't be sure.

antimatterhands
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antimatterhands

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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