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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.

Common Names

  • Lesser Yellowlegs (en)
  • Pitotoy chico (es)
  • Petit Chevalier (fr)
  • Kleiner Gelbschenkel (de)


  • Charadriiformes
  • Scolopacidae
  • Tringa flavipes

Where & When to Spot

I spotted this species only in May in Tadoussac.

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.


Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Tadoussac - 2018-05-25

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/200; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;

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