Greater Yellowlegs

(Tringa melanoleuca)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRM - Unranked Migrant

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant

Habitat

Almost all wetlands

Size

13 to 15 in length

28 wingspan


Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late March to early May and late June to early November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and relatives)

 

Family:

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Greater Yellowlegs
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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  Greater Yellowlegs
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  A Greater Yellowlegs, Cornwall
MrWdlc
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 12, 2011

12/09/11, Is this a first for Cornwall? Probable greater yellowlegs

today at Treraven Meadows, Wadebridge. Great view and you judge the

video!

 
     
  Greater Yellowlegs
naturalist97333
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 30, 2011

Listen for the "cu-cu-cu" call. Also featured is the similar-looking Lesser Yellowlegs and the Solitary Sandpipier.

 
     
  Greater Yellowlegs (Scolopacidae: Tringa melanoleuca) Wading
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2009

Photographed at the Kelly's Slough NWR, North Dakota (23 October 2009).

 
     
  Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs
Mark Vance
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 13, 2013

Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) - By: Mark H. Vance - Be sure to check out all of Mark's bird videos at http://www.youtube.com/markinsrq5 Please subscribe if you like birds, many more great videos to come! Thanks

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Sarasota, Fl 34233

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  Greater Yellowlegs eats biggest possible fish
Luther Driggers
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 26, 2013

Have you ever wondered how big a fish a Greater Yellowlegs can swallow? Perhaps you didn't know they ate fish at all! This looks like the largest one possible :)

The parts that look like a picture was taken were not added later for effect - it is a feature of the Canon SX50 that you can span a photo while taking video.

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