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Lesser Yellowleg

Tringa flavipes


I think this is either a Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) or a Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). I think it was about 20cm high. Can someone id this?

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Liam 7 years ago
Lesser Yellowlegs
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remco.douma 7 years ago

Awesome Liam, thanks a lot, much appreciated.

Liam 7 years ago

Yes, meant to say, bill size is indicative of Lesser. Greater's bill size is about 1.25-1.5x the length of the head, whereas Lesser's bill size is about the same length as the head. Also, Lesser tend to have a longer primary projection, though this isn't always a reliable field mark.

remco.douma 7 years ago

Thanks Liam! Any hint on how I can see the difference?

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San Carlos, Maldonado, Uruguay

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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