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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Aves > Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

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.

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

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

Quidi Vidi Harbour2017-08-16