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.
- Greater Yellowlegs (en)
- Pitotoy grande, Chorlo mayor de patas amarillas, Archibebe patigualdo grande (es)
- Grand Chevalier (fr)
- Großer Gelbschenkel (de)
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.