Lesser Yellowlegs

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Lesser Yellowlegs

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

The Lesser Yellowlegs is a slender, long-legged shorebird that readily shows off the brightly colored legs that give it its name. It is an active feeder, often running through the shallow water to chase its prey.

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Other Names
  • Archibebe Patigualdo Chico (Spanish)
  • Petit Chevalier (French)
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