Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

A medium-sized shorebird breeding at clearings near ponds in the boreal forest from Alaska to Quebec. The species forages in shallow waters, eating insects, small fish and crustaceans. In winter the bird migrates South to the gulf of Mexico and South America.

How To Identify

The species is similar in appearance to the Greater Yellowlegs, both having yellow legs but the beak of this species is shorter (about the same length as the head) and uniformly dark.

Where and When to Spot

I spotted this species only in May in Tadoussac.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Tadoussac

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/200s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 100

Taxonomy

Charadriiformes
Scolopacidae
Tringa flavipes

Locations