Birdwatching: Greater Yellowlegs


Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is a migratory shorebird that occurs from southernmost South America to the northern boreal forests. Small groups overwinter and migrate through wetlands, but in summer males scold intruders from the peaks of spruce trees, possibly to protect their nest at the base of that same spruce!

Habitat:                               Marshes

Food:                                      Aquatic Invertebrates

Nesting:                                 Ground

Behavior:                               Probing

Conservation:                      Low concern




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