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Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Description:

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) - a flock in flight before landing - at Mrazek Pond, Everglades National Park, Florida. << The Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) is a medium-sized shorebird similar in appearance to the larger Greater Yellowlegs. ... They migrate to the Gulf coast of the United States and south to South America. This species is a regular vagrant to western Europe, and the odd bird has wintered in Great Britain. >>

Habitat:

The Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) is a medium-sized shorebird similar in appearance to the larger Greater Yellowlegs. It is not closely related to this bird, however, but instead to the much larger and quite dissimilar Willet; merely the fine, clear and dense pattern of the neck shown in breeding plumage indicates these species' actual relationships. Their breeding habitat is clearings near ponds in the boreal forest region from Alaska to Quebec. They nest on the ground, usually in open dry locations. They migrate to the Gulf coast of the United States and south to South America. This species is a regular vagrant to western Europe, and the odd bird has wintered in Great Britain. These birds forage in shallow water, sometimes using their bill to stir up the water. They mainly eat insects, small fish and crustaceans. (credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Yell...)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes Lesser Yellowlegs


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4 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks Jack!

JackEng
JackEng 8 years ago

ceherzog,
Done as per your request...
Apologies for late response... Jack

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Hi Jack, Would you consider adding this spotting and any other shorebird spottings you have to my new mission: Shorebirds of the Gulf Coast? I'd really appreciate it.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1408...

JackEng
JackEng 9 years ago

Liam, Thank you for the species ID. Jack

JackEng
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JackEng

Homestead, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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