Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Scolopacidae
A common, tall, long-legged shorebird of freshwater ponds and tidal marshes, the Greater Yellowlegs frequently announces its presence by its piercing alarm calls.More ID Info
- Patamarilla Mayor (Spanish)
- Grand Chevalier (French)
- Cool Facts
- Although the Greater Yellowlegs is common and widespread, its low densities and tendency to breed in inhospitable, mosquito-ridden muskegs make it one of the least-studied shorebirds on the continent.