This sole Greater Yellowlegs was foraging at high tide.
There are some other birds mixed in. Next entry will show the one Lesser Yellowlegs in comparison
01 Oct 2015.
Churchville Nature Center, Bucks Co, PA.
Issued a 3-4 note alarm call, distinguishing Greater from the 2 note call of Lesser Yellowlegs.
Tringa sp. Celestún Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán, México.
Scolopacidae sp. Celestún Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán, México.
Imperial County, California, US
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...