Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Aves > Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Names in different Languages
|Spanish||Pitotoy 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.
|2017-08-16||Quidi Vidi Harbour|