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  • Portuguese
    • Perna-amarela-grande
  • Scientific Names
    • Tringa melanoleuca
  • French
    • grand chevalier
  • English
    • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Spanish
    • Patamarilla mayor
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • GRYE

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

P1540599

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

muir

Date

July 18, 2014 01:53 PM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

P1530219

What

greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

muir

Date

July 14, 2014 02:12 PM AKDT

Place

Kenai (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

14721545172_65a81387ef_s

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

P1540324

What

greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

muir

Date

July 17, 2014 04:07 PM AKDT

Place

Ninilchik (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

muir

Date

July 17, 2014 10:09 AM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

July 7, 2014

Photos / Sounds

14397688068_4aea435c5c_s

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

July 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

8556392754_e36895ccdc_s

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

gpstewart

Date

May 13, 2013 10:38 PM CDT

Description

Photo shows the size differential between a Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs with Greater on the left

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

dfwuw

Date

April 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

kiana

Date

May 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

June 7, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.