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Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 25-28 cm

Description: Similar to the equally common greater yellowlegs, the lesser yellowlegs has a shorter bill, and smaller stature. The back, wings and neck are mottled brown, while the underside is white with light markings. There is a light eyebrow streak, and of course the legs are yellow. They feed on the surface, often scooping insects with a sideways movement of the head.

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