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  • Scientific Names
    • Tringa melanoleuca
  • French
    • grand chevalier
  • English
    • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Spanish
    • Patamarilla mayor
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • GRYE

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Recent observations

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

July 7, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

July 5, 2014

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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

No photos or sounds

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

ndodge

Date

May 12, 2011 06:30 PM EDT

Description

eBird import--

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

ndodge

Date

April 24, 2011 09:45 AM EDT

Description

eBird import--

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

dfwuw

Date

April 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

Observer

kiana

Date

May 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

james3

Date

June 7, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

anita363

Date

June 1, 2014 05:04 PM EDT

Description

Seeking ID confirmation. There were 2 yellowlegs present. Unfortunately I didn't get a shot with both, but this one was distinctly smaller & more gracile than the other, but size diff seemed less than the typical diff betw sp., & this looks to me like the long, heavy bill, heavily streaked & spotted breast, & heavily barred flanks.

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No photos or sounds

What

Greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

denniswross

Date

June 2, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

GRYE Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

zcota

Date

May 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

GRYE Tringa melanoleuca

Observer

zcota

Date

May 17, 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.