Greater Yellowlegs Images

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Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs Images, Facts and Information:

Tringa melanoleuca

  • Greater Yellowlegs are a medium sized shorebird with long yellow legs, long necks, white rumps and tails and long slightly decurved bills.
  • Greater Yellowlegs habitat during breeding season includes tundra, wet bogs, marshes and muskegs.  During the winter they are found along the coasts, lakeshores, marshes, pools and mudflats.
  • They breed in southern Canada to Alaska.
  • Greater Yellowlegs are migratory and spend winters the southeast and southwest U.S., California, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
  • The diet of Greater Yellowlegs includes small terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, insects, frogs, seeds, berries and small fish.
  • Greater Yellowlegs lay 3 to 4 eggs which take 23 days to hatch. Both sexes incubate.
  • A group of yellowlegs is called an “incontinence”.

I hope you enjoy viewing my Greater Yellowlegs photos.

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