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Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes


They have a long, dark bill, small head, yellow legs, and streaking on their breast. Brown wings with white spots and white underparts.


Habitat: In the intertidal zone, foraging with friends, including the Semipalmated Sandpiper pictured in the lower right.


I debated whether this bird (on the left) was a greater or lesser yellowlegs, but *think* it is a lesser yellowlegs. But, it also resembles a Solitary Sandpiper or a Stilt Sandpiper. Any input is welcome!

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Maine, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2018
Submitted on Sep 17, 2018

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