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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Aves > Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Names in different Languages

GermanGroßer Gelbschenkel
EnglishGreater Yellowlegs
FrenchGrand Chevalier
SpanishPitotoy grande, Chorlo mayor de patas amarillas, Archibebe patigualdo grande


Large North-American shorebird with a long, slightly upwards curved beak. It is a migratory bird spending only summer in the Southern part of Canada. These birds forage in shallow water eating insects, small fishes, crustacean and marine worms.

How to Identify

This species is similar in appearance to Lesser Yellowlegs. A distinctive feature is the long slightly upwards curved beak.

Where When to Spot

So far, I spotted this species in Newfoundland and Tadoussac but not around Montreal.



2017-08-16Quidi Vidi Harbour