|Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
|Dezadeash Lake, Yukon, Canada
The Lesser Yellowlegs breeds in northern USA and Canada but migrates during the northern winter to southern USA, Central America, the West Indies and South America.
|They leave their breeding grounds from early July to October and begin to arrive in South America towards
the end of August. They return northwards from late March until May.
It has long yellow to orange legs and a relatively short bill when compared to Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca .
|In breeding plumage it has brown streaks on the head, neck and breast. The back is mostly black or dark
brown with white spots and notches. There is relatively little streaking on the flanks. In flight there is a white patch on the rump and upper
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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