Greater Yellowlegs

ID Info
Greater Yellowlegs by Jim Welch/GBBC
Silhouette SandpipersSandpipers

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
Basic Description

A common, tall, long-legged shorebird of freshwater ponds and tidal marshes, the Greater Yellowlegs frequently announces its presence by its piercing alarm calls.

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Other Names
  • Archibebe Patigualdo Grande (Spanish)
  • Grand Chevalier (French)
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