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

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Recent observations

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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tiwane

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January 29, 2015 04:14 PM PST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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dwest

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January 29, 2015 10:14 AM PST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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February 2, 2012 10:29 AM CST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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January 25, 2015 02:05 PM EST

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Greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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abr

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January 25, 2015 04:57 PM PST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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francisco3

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January 26, 2015 11:07 AM HST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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mikaelb

Date

January 25, 2015 09:17 AM CST

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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dfwuw

Date

December 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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gpstewart

Date

January 20, 2015

Description

The photo shows the upturned bill characteristic of the Greater Yellowlegs

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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finatic

Date

January 17, 2015 10:03 AM PST

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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sambiology

Date

January 17, 2015

Description

I think this is a greater yellowlegs, but it may be a lesser...

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greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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mchlfx

Date

January 18, 2015
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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.