Diego Martin River, Westmoorings
Upperparts are dark brown spotted with white, with dark wings. The underparts are
white. The neck is long. The bill is black (gray in non-breeding season), long and blunt
tipped. The legs are long and yellow. Both sexes are alike and the immature is similar to
the adult but less heavily marked. The size is 29-33 cm (11-13 in) and weight: 111-235 g
Family - Sandpiper
Other Names - Pika
Latin Name - Tringa melanoleuca
Range - Breeds across southern Alaska and central Canada eastward to Newfoundland. Winters in southern United States southward to southern South America, northward along the coasts to southern British Columbia and Connecticut.
Movietown seafront, port of spain
Greater Yellowlegs feeding
University of Guelph, Canada's Aquatic Environment - http://www.aquatic.uoguelph.ca/birds/speciesacc/Pacific/Pac_Birds/Scolopacidae/listfrm.htm
Jennings, H. 2003. East Lake Washington Audubon Society at http://www.elwas.org/highlights/data/20030818_215734736
Gomes, Scott. Marshbirds and shorebirds of North Dakota. North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Bismarck, ND. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/marshbrd/marshbrd.htm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds, at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Greater_Yellowlegs.html
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A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. 2nd edition, Richard ffrench. 1992, Helm, London
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