|Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa
|Dezadeash Lake, Yukon,
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 tail.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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