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Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
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Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

General Description: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) are medium-sized shorebirds with long, bright yellow legs; a long, thin, straight bill; a long neck; and long yellow legs. The rump and tail are white

Except when side by side for comparison, Lesser Yellowlegs and Greater Yellowlegs can be hard to tell apart. However, the bill on a Lesser Yellowlegs is proportionally much smaller and thinner.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae, Scolopacinae.

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes in the northern boreal forest (Taiga) during the breeding season; coastal marshes and mudflats during winter.

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, Lesser Yellowlegs are uncommon, but look for them during migration at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, the Overton Wildlife Management Area, and similar wet places.

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Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) If you were a tasty fly or a little aquatic beetle, this might be the last face you ever see!
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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