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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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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

September 18, 2014

Description

Need re-assurance on this one

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Square

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

annikaml

Date

August 4, 2014 01:15 AM CDT

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

taogirl

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

I am always confusing greater and lesser yellow legs but this bill seems to look longer and slightly upcurved...
pair viewed from kayak in the marsh just east of Audobon Society's Center in Scarborough Marsh

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No photos or sounds

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

mark-arrigo

Date

September 12, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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omarc

Date

September 11, 2014 10:41 AM PDT

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

finatic

Date

August 26, 2014 02:47 PM PDT

Description

Yuma County, Arizona, US

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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dpom

Date

September 10, 2014

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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jmaughn

Date

September 9, 2014

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 9, 2014

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P1560172

What

greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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muir

Date

September 7, 2014 11:54 AM EDT

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P1560218

What

greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

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muir

Date

September 7, 2014 12:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 21, 2013 11:05 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.