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

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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marykeim

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November 12, 2014 01:02 PM EST

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, November 2014.

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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dpom

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August 25, 2016 07:21 AM PDT

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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kimssight

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August 25, 2016 08:09 AM PDT

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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April 27, 2016 12:27 PM EDT

Description

I was at Monroe Falls today for a stream training. After everyone left I heard a sound from the lake. I took the camera and found these four shore birds running around. I want to guess, but don't hold it against me if I'm wrong. I think they are Greater Yellowlegs. Page 159 in the Crossley Handbook. I'm wanting to hear what others think .I don't know if they're common or migrators. I've never seen one before. They flew off in a group and were headed north. These seemed to have a definite eye ring compared to the Lesser Yellowlegs. Any info would be nice.

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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figaro

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August 23, 2016 12:53 PM CDT

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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jlayman

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August 24, 2015 09:26 AM EDT

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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jlayman

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May 9, 2016 03:07 PM EDT

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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ellendale

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December 28, 2014 02:47 PM EST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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siempreviva

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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marykeim

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March 5, 2016 02:13 PM EST

Description

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County, FL, March 2016.

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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marykeim

Date

March 5, 2016 02:13 PM EST

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County, FL, March 2016.

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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marykeim

Date

March 16, 2016 03:38 PM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, March 2016.

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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.
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