347 Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

15 February 2021

A medium-large shorebird. The legs are yellow. Compared to the greater yellowlegs, the bill is shorter (visually about the same length as the head), slim, straight, and uniformly dark. The breast is streaked and the flanks are finely marked with short bars.

Their breeding habitat is clearings near ponds in the boreal forest region from Alaska to Quebec. They nest on the ground, usually in open dry locations. They migrate to the Gulf coast of the United States, the Caribbean, and south to South America.

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