Feeding in shallow pool. White eyebrow, black tipped tail.
Greater or lesser yellow legs? I don't know. :)
24 Oct 2011.
Tuckerton Marshes, Ocean Co, NJ.
The Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is a large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller Lesser Yellowlegs. Its closest relative, however, is the Greenshank, which together with the Spotted Redshank form a close-knit group. Among them, these three species show all the basic leg and foot colors found in the shanks, demonstrating that this character is paraphyletic (Pereira & Baker, 2005). They are also the largest shanks apart from the Willet, which is altogether...