Greater Yellowlegs Identification

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized to large shorebird.
  • Long, bright yellow legs.
  • Rather long neck and bill.
  • White rump and tail.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but less heavily marked.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 11.4-13.0 in (29-33 cm)
    • Weight: 3.9-8.3 oz (111-235 g)
    • Wingspan: 23.6 in (60 cm)