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Lesser Yellowlegs Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: San Jacinto Wildlife Area, CA
GPS: 33.9N, -117.1W, elev=1,426' MAP
Date: October 15, 2011
ID : B13K9252 [4896 x 3264]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Jamaica Bay, NY
GPS: 40.6N, -73.8W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V2836 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Jamaica Bay, NY
GPS: 40.6N, -73.8W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V2712 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Yellowlegs (w/Western Sandpiper)
 
 
Location: New Providence, Bahamas
GPS: 25.0N, -77.5W, elev=51' MAP
Date: September 23, 2011
ID : B13K8818 [4896 x 3264]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: San Jacinto Wildlife Area, CA
GPS: 33.9N, -117.1W, elev=1,426' MAP
Date: August 22, 2010
ID : 7C2V2127 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: San Jacinto Wildlife Area, CA
GPS: 33.9N, -117.1W, elev=1,426' MAP
Date: August 22, 2010
ID : 7C2V2146 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: August 20, 2010
ID : 7C2V1961 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Corpus Christi (Hazel Bazemore Park), TX
GPS: 27.9N, -97.6W, elev=55' MAP
Date: August 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V3290 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Yellowlegs Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.1N, -115.7W, elev=0' MAP
Date: August 15, 2009
ID : 7C2V1447 [3888 x 2592]

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Lesser Yellowlegs Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: October 19, 2008
ID : 7C2V1296 [3888 x 2592]

Lesser Yellowlegs Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: October 19, 2008
ID : 7C2V1310 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

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 (Pereira & Baker, 2005); merely the fine, clear and dense pattern of the neck shown in breeding plumage indicates these species' actual relationships.

Adults have long yellow legs and a long thin dark bill, about the same length as the head. The body is grey brown on top and white underneath; the neck and breast are streaked with dark brown. The tail is white.

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.

The call of this bird is softer than that of the Greater Yellowlegs.



                                     




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