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    Greater Yellowlegs

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    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
    • Patamarilla Mayor (Spanish)
    • Grand Chevalier (French)
    • Cool Facts