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Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: SCOLOPACIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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

Songs

  • Rapid tew calls followed by short song
     
  • Short song followed by copulation calls
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Calls

Three or four-noted, "dew-dew-dew."

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