Bill seems barely longer than head.
A Lesser Yellowleg in front of a Greater Yellowleg
Yuba County, California, US
San Francisco County, California, US
Riverside County, California, US
Black-necked Stilt, Greater Yellowlegs and Ring-billed Gull.
Might be a lesser...
San Diego County, California, US
Only one observed along edge of shallow lake
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...