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Greater Yellowlegs  - Tringa melanoleuca

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.

Common Names

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.

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Quidi Vidi Harbour - August 16, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 450mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f7.1; Iso 280;
khm-20170816-1554-1502884485

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Not so sure about this ID. Maybe Lesser Yellowlegs. Decided on Greater because of the length of its beak.

tadoussac - August 17, 2013

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 198mm; Exposure 1/160; Aperture f6.5; Iso 80;
khm-20130817-1427-1376735256