Sandpiper Like

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca
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Length: 14 in. (36 cm )
This stately shorebird passes the winter in small flocks foraging in shallow fresh, brackish or salt water mudflats. They pick small fish, insects, snails worms and other small animals from the water or surface of the mud. They winter as far south as southern Argentina. On their breeding grounds along coniferous forest ponds, their nests are depression in the moss usually protected by a log or low tree bough.

The four-digit banding code is GRYE.


Marsh / swamp

Mudflat
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Greater Yellowlegs
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/greater-yellowlegs

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Greater Yellowlegs. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/greater-yellowlegs

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Dr. Biology. "Greater Yellowlegs". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/greater-yellowlegs

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Dr. Biology. "Greater Yellowlegs". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/greater-yellowlegs

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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