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Directory: Scolopacidae
Tringa

Tringa Linnaeus, 1758

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Author: Karl Pollak  [Other photographs by this author]

Determination author: Karl Pollak [Determination history and verification]

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Description

Comparison of Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) and Lesser Yellow legs (Tringa flavipes).

Points of distinction to look for are naturally the size. Greater Yellowlegs also has thicker leg joints which are in the Lesser Yellowlegs much less pronounced. Also, the Greater Y.'s bill is paler near its root, where the Lesser Y's bill is dark all through.
Author: Karl Pollak

Origin of image

Canada, Reifel migratory bird sanctuary, Ladner, British Columbia

8 September 2009

Technical note

Nikkon D80, AF VR Nikkor 80-400mm ED series

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