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Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

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 and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Greater Yellowlegs

Großer Gelbschenkel (de)
Pitotoy grande (es)
Grand Chevalier (fr)

Taxonomy

Charadriiformes
Scolopacidae
Tringa melanoleuca

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