Lesser Yellowlegs (species: Tringa (Tringa) flavipes) in Monterey Bay, California (Gaia Guide)
Tringa (Tringa) flavipes
Lesser Yellowlegs

©Wolfgang Wander: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa (Tringa) flavipes)

©Ómar Runólfsson: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa (Tringa) flavipes)

©S. Kropidlowski: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa (Tringa) flavipes) chicks
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Genus Tringa
Species Tringa (Tringa) flavipes
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 28 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 48 cm to 56 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa (Tringa) flavipes)

Distribution and habitat preferences

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 and south to South America.
This species is a regular vagrant to western Europe, and the odd bird has wintered in Great Britain. (Wikipedia)


These birds forage in shallow water, sometimes using their bill to stir up the water. They mainly eat insects, small fish and crustaceans. (Wikipedia)

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