Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Summary 2

The lesser yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) is a medium-sized shorebird. The genus name Tringa is the New Latin name given to the green sandpiper by Aldrovandus in 1599 based on Ancient Greek trungas, a thrush-sized, white-rumped, tail-bobbing wading bird mentioned by Aristotle. The specific flavipes is from Latin flavus, "yellow", and pes, "foot".

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  1. (c) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lesser_Yellowlegs_-_Rachel_Carson_National_Wildlife_Refuge.jpg
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://hub.toolforge.org/P3151:3893?lang=

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