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    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
    • Patamarilla Menor (Spanish)
    • Petit Chevalier (French)
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